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  • Sanguis upupoe cum melle compositus et centaurea, &c. Albertus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Blue cornflower, centaurea cyanus, volunteers with a stipa tenuissima at the right.

    Blue In The Garden-Part One « Fairegarden

  • “They are centaurea,” Luke explained, “a form of cornflower.”

    Moments in Time

  • -- Border, Oxalis tropæoloides; center, blue heliotrope, blue ageratum, or Acalypha marginata; cross about the center, Thymus argenteus, or centaurea; scallop outside the cross, blue lobelia; corners, inside border, santolina.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • The _sentori_ (_centaurea_) for instance -- plentiful there, with its sweetly pretty mauve flower -- when boiled in water gave a bitter decoction good for fever.

    Across Unknown South America

  • Those which now made the best show of bloom were the star-thistle centaurea and _ononis repens_.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine

  • She heard a voice within her saying to the tall, vaulted ash, "Inspire me!" to the little rose-colored centaurea of the wayside, "Teach me a charm to cure the harm I have done!"

    A Woodland Queen — Complete

  • Here one walks beside deep, grassy trenches, which appear to continue without end, along the forest level; farther, the wild mint and the centaurea perfume the shady nooks, the oaks and lime-trees arch their spreading branches, and the honeysuckle twines itself round the knotty shoots of the hornbeam, whence the thrush gives forth her joyous, sonorous notes.

    A Woodland Queen — Complete

  • Chelsea Flower Show 2011: Daily Telegraph garden is a modern classic Cleve West in the Daily Telegraph garden he created Planting at the front of the Daily Telegraph garden Drystone wall and concrete column in the show garden, left, and a thistle-like centaurea Blood red Dianthus cruentus in the Daily Telegraph garden Stephen Lacey 12:00PM BST 23 May 2011

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Flowering plants include centaurea, cranesbills, linaria, knautia and sanguisorba - all hand-mixed and hand-sown.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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