Centaurea jacea L. subsp. vinyalsii (Sennen) O. Bolòs, Nuet et Panareda


Genus: Centaurea

Catalan common name: Centàurea jàcea.

Spanish common name: Escobera. Yerba ojera.

Province distribution: Barcelona. Castelló. Girona. Lleida. Tarragona.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Eurosiberian with a big area

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Hemicryptophyte.

Habitats: Non-saline wetlands (intermittent watercourses, streams, artesian wells, ditches). Mesophyll mountainous grasslands.

Characteristics: Cool forest clearings, mesophilic grasslands, marshy rushlands, moist grasslands, etc. An herb with leaves entire, at times auriculate at the base. The involucre is formed by terminal bracts in a brown, pectinate appendage. The capitula bear pink or purple flowers, the outer ones larger and more radiant. The achenes are generally lack pappus.