Branched Centaury
Basal Leaves
Ellura
Branched Centaury
Flower + Sepals
 
                      
Branched Centaury (Centaurium tenuiflorum)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Centauries (Gentianales)
Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae)
Species: Branched Centaury (Centaurium tenuiflorum)
This Photo:     🔍Flower🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
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.

Similar Species: Spike Centaury (Schenkia australis) : Red Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)