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Centaurium tenuiflorum

Branched Centaury at Molonglo Valley, ACT

Centaurium tenuiflorum at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 22 Feb 2022
Centaurium tenuiflorum at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 22 Feb 2022
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Identification history

Centaurium tenuiflorum 2 Mar 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Centaurium tenuiflorum 23 Feb 2022 Tapirlord
Unidentified 23 Feb 2022 sangio7

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User's notes

It looked like the top of the plant had been bitten or broken off - the remnant was only about 20 cm tall, but flowering strongly. It is on a rocky slope that would have been quite moist until the recent dry spell but is now pretty dry, as shown by the moss patches in the second image.

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sangio7 wrote:
   23 Feb 2022
I guess a centaury was the only thing that the flower looked similar to when I trawled through images of all the possible plants, but the flower was definitely white and I haven't been able to find a description that says there are centaurys with white petals. Could they be bleached from water stress?
Tapirlord wrote:
   23 Feb 2022
White flowering forms are not uncommon, though i can't think of why off the top of my head.
abread111 wrote:
   23 Feb 2022
see Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) for another recent example
sangio7 wrote:
   23 Feb 2022
Thanks. I'm sold.

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  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 22 Feb 2022 10:06 AM Recorded on
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