Red Centaury
Whole, habit
Adelaide Hills
Red Centaury
Basal Leaves
Red Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Other Small Plants
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae)
Species: Red Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)
This Photo:     Seedling
Similar Species: Branched Centaury

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
You can see here that Red Centaury's habit is quite different to both Branched Centaury & Spike Centaury, but the flowers look identical from above.
The basal leaves stay green during flowering while the other two dry up quickly.
This species is also larger and more lucious than the other two.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Sep-2016
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)