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Centaurium venustum (Charming centaury)
Pisapia, Robert J.

Centaurium venustum

Centaurium venustum (A. Gray) B.L. Rob.

Charming Centaury

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)


USDA Symbol: CEVE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Centaurium venustum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Centaurium venustum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Centaurium venustum


Record Modified: 2023-04-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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