Subterraneum Clover
Flower, profile
Adelaide Hills
Red Centaury
Red Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Centauries (Gentianales)
Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae)
Species: Red Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)
This Photo:     Habit

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly 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.

Similar Species: Branched Centaury (Centaurium tenuiflorum)

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)