Centaurea montana L.
Family: Asteraceae
mountain cornflower, mountain-bluet
Centaurea montana image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Centaurea: ancient Greek plant-name, poetically associated with Chiron, the Centaur.  Montana: In honor of the Mexican (native of Puebla) Don Luis Montana, b. 1755, physician and naturalist. Plants: perennial forb Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive