Saturday, 9 May 2015

Catananche caerulea

Catananche caerulea Cupid's dart

Hierba cupido

I found this beautiful plant for the first time yesterday. It really is a lot more blue than the photos show. It is native to SW Europe and north Africa and is a short lived perennial. It grows very tall, to a height of 50~70cms and was growing out of limestone crags. It flowers from May to July. It was used by the ancient Greeks in love potions, hence it's common name.

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