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Common Centaury

Observed: 20th May 2013 By: Mark BurgessMark Burgess’s reputation in PlantsMark Burgess’s reputation in PlantsMark Burgess’s reputation in Plants
Meganisi  20-05-2013 14-21-45
Meganisi  20-05-2013 14-22-18
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lavateraguy's picture

It's not an Allium ...

... or any other type of monocot.

I would place this in Caryophyllaceae/Silenoideae. Possibly Silene armeria, but I'm not convinced of this, and given the location it could easily be some plant I don't know about.

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But it might well be a Centaurium ...

... as it seems to have a single divided style, with would eliminate Caryophyllaceae.

Centaurium escaped my attention because it doesn't flower until later in the year around here, but phenology in Greece could well be different.

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another pic

added another pic if that helps. It was very common by the roadside all over the island.

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Common Centaury

Of course you’re right – inexcusably sloppy of me. To make it more embarrassing I have notes of Centaury, same time same place, from last year.