Ecology

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In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / parasite
Golovinomyces cichoracearum parasitises live Catananche caerulea

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Catananche caerulea

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Catananche caerulea

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Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Catananche caerulea

The showy violet-blue perennial flower of the aster family Catananche caerulea bears the common names Cupid's dart, blue cupidone, and cerverina. It is a garden flower and is often used in dried flower arrangements. The plant grows in clumps of narrow grey-green leaves, and later in the summer sends up long stems at the end of which bloom bright cornflower blue to lavender flowers with rectangular, fringed petals and deep purple centers. The closed buds are soft and silver and the bracts form a papery cup beneath the opened blossom.

It is native to the Mediterranean region. The flower was supposedly used by the ancient Greeks as a key ingredient in a love potion, hence the common name "Cupid's dart".

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Cultivation[edit]

C. caerulea is a short-lived perennial, but may re-seed. It prefers full sun with good drainage. It is drought tolerant.

The variety C. caerulea 'Major' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[1]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Catananche caerulea 'Major'". Retrieved 26 June 2013. 


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