Branched Centaury
Flower
Ellura
Spike Centaury
Whole
 
    
Branched Centaury (Centaurium tenuiflorum)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Other Small Plants
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae)
Species: Branched Centaury (Centaurium tenuiflorum)
This Photo:     Flower + Sepals
Similar Species: Spike Centaury

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
Can be difficult to distinguish from Spike Centaury on habit alone; particularly for small plants withonly one stem and one flower. However, the comparison of the sepals of the 3 similar plants here shows how unique Branched Centaury is from the other two with no distance between the tip of the sepals and the separation/bend of the petals.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Nov-2016
This species is classed as I (Introduced - Foriegn)