Centaurium erythraea

Common name: 

Common Centaury

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Wimmera (BCDEHJKLMNPRSTUVWXYZ) naturalised all States except NT

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Weed of roadsides and bushland1

Flower description:

Pink1

Habit:

Erect biennial herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

the species has basal leaves that form a rosette. Its petals are fused into a tube that is much longer than the sepals when flowering1

Images:
Image of Centaurium erythraea
Image of Centaurium erythraea
Image of Centaurium erythraea Image: Mike Bayly
Conservation status:

Introduced

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria