Common Centaury

Common Centaury Weed 1.

Common name

Common Centaury

Scientific Name

Centaurium erythraea

Type of plant

Uncategorised

About this weed

In Western Australia there are two native species of Centaurium and seven naturalised species. The species are difficult to tell apart and further study is needed. All have pink or red-pink flowers except C. maritimum which has yellow flowers.

Description

Common Centaurium is a biennial or annual herb growing between 0.05 and 0.5 m high. It produces many simple pink or red-pink flowers over summer that are held erect on more or less branched hairless stalks. How it was introduced is not documented but may have been used as a garden plant.

Impact on Bushland

Not available.

Location

Often seen in damp habitats of the South-West Province.It has been recorded from Meekatharra to Balladonia.

Priority for removal

Unknown:

Management (hand)

Not available.

Management (herbicide)

Not available.

Flowering month/s

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

Flower colour/s

Red, Pink

Information source

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/6539

Additional information

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/weeds/swanweeds/

Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. and Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia, Second Edition, The Weeds Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park, Western Australia.

Common Centaury images


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Location

Urban Bushland Council WA Inc

2 Delhi Street West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 326 West Perth WA 6872

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