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

    Blue In The Garden-Part One « Fairegarden

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

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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

    Moments in Time

  • 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.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • 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!"

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • -- 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

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