Centaurium erythraea

Common Name:

Common Centaury



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Wimmera (BCDEHJKLMNPRSTUVWXYZ) naturalised all States except NT
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Weed of roadsides and bushland 1

Flower Description:

Pink 1


Erect biennial herb 1

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 flowering 1


Image: Mike Bayly

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:



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