Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Wildflower Wednesday

Lesser Knapweed
Also known as Black Knapweed or Hardhead this is a downy perennial which grows to about 2ft. high.  The buds are hard, globular, developing into solitary, usually unrayed purple flower-heads, with numerous overlapping flat sepal-like bracts.  It is common in grassy places and flowers from June onwards.

1 comment:

  1. I grow the Greater Knapweed! All members of the Centaurea family are beloved by bees and other insects. Flighty xx