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Centaurium pulchellum is a species of flowering plant in the gentian family known by the common name lesser centaury.[1] It differs from Centaurium erythraea by lacking basal rosette of leaves and by having a developed peduncle below the flowers. It is often much smaller, less than ten centimetres.[2]

Centaurium pulchellum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Centaurium
C. pulchellum
Binomial name
Centaurium pulchellum
(Sw.) Druce


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ Lesser centaury The Wildlife Trusts