Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce
Family: Gentianaceae
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Centaurium: old name, variously applied by herbalist, from centum, hundred, and aurum gold or gold-piece, possibly alluding to priceless medicinal value; or German vernacular name Tsusendguldenkraut
Plants: erect, annual, to 8" tall forb, often with many branches from the base
Leaves: main leaves stalkless, opposite
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 1/3" wide, broadly funnel-shaped, stalked; inflorescence rather dense, branched, separated clusters; blooms June-Sept.
Habitat: disturbed sites, fields, roadsides
Conservation Status: Introduced - locally established
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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David G. Smith  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Centaurium pulchellum image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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