Centaurea cyanus (weed)

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Centaurea cyanus flower (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): H. Zell
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Centaurea cyanus (weed) L. (cornflower)

This plant is native to Europe but has been introduced as an ornamental into North America and other regions. It can be a weed in cereals and other crops, especially on sandy loams. It germinates in autumn.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Kornblume
• English: cornflower
• Français: bleuet des champs

Synonyms:
Cyanus segetum

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.