Centaurea cyanus

Species:Centaurea cyanus L.
Status:Not Native, FACU (NWPL)
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Sub Class
Genus Centaurea
Species Centaurea cyanus L. - GARDEN CORNFLOWER


Citation CENTAUREA CYANUS Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 911. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 1030.16). Lectotypified by Wagenitz, in Rechinger, Fl. Iran. 139b: 418. 1980.

** Not applicable or data not available.


CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Escambia FSU  
Hillsborough USF  
Leon FSU  
Polk FLAS  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Cyanus arvensis Cyanus arvensis Moench, Methodus 561. 1794, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Cyanus segetus Hill 1762; Centaurea cyanus Linnaeus 1753. 
Cyanus cyanus Cyanus cyanus (Linnaeus) Hill, Hort. Kew. 64. 1768, nom. inadmiss.BASIONYM: Centaurea cyanus Linnaeus 1753. 
Cyanus segetus Cyanus segetus Hill, Veg. Syst. 4: 29. 1762.BASIONYM: Centaurea cyanus Linnaeus 1753. 
Cyanus vulgaris Cyanus vulgaris Delarbre, Fl. Aubergne, ed. 2. 203. 1800, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Cyanus segetus Hill 1762; Centaurea cyanus Linnaeus 1753. 
Leucacantha cyanus Leucacantha cyanus (Linnaeus) Nieuwland & Lunell, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 5: 71. 1917.BASIONYM: Centaurea cyanus Linnaeus 1753. 
Setachna cyanus Setachna cyanus (Linnaeus) Dulac, Fl. Hautes-Pyrénées 520. 1867.BASIONYM: Centaurea cyanus Linnaeus 1753. 
Centaurea cyanocephala Centaurea cyanocephala Velenovsky, Abh. Königl. Böhm. Ges. Wiss., ser. 7. 1(8): 26. 1886. TYPE: BULGARIA:
Centaurea cyanus subsp. coa Centaurea cyanus Linnaeus, subsp. coa Rechinger f., Phyton 1: 216. 1949.  
Centaurea cyanus var. denudata Centaurea cyanus Linnaeus, var. denudata Suksdorf, Werdenda 1: 43. 1927.  
Centaurea pulchra Centaurea pulchra de Candolle, Prodr. 6: 578. 1837.  


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 05 Mar 1979 B. F. Hansen 5119
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 27 May 1964 O. K. Lakela 27161
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 07 Jul 1971 D. Burch 4182 CULTIVATED.
USA Louisiana Claiborne Par. 26 May 1979 L. G. Lewis 2142
USA Georgia Fulton Co. 24 Jun 1964 P. O. Schallert 263
USA South Carolina Florence Co. 22 Sep 1966 T. R. Bradley 3508
USA North Carolina Moore Co. 30 Apr 1967 R. L. Wyatt 826
USA Louisiana Bienville Par. 30 May 1978 D. K. Williams 837
USA Mississippi 25 May 1979 S. Darwin 1621
USA Tennessee Knox Co. 27 Apr 1992 V. E. McNeilus 92113
USA North Carolina Rowan Co. 26 May 1956 A. E. Radford 11531
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 19 Apr 2011 S. Dickman 362
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