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cornflower

Herbal medicine 
(1) European centaury, see there; Centaurium umbellatum.  
(2) Centaurea cyanus, a flowering annual native to Europe and the Near East, which contains cyanine and phytosterols; it has been used for conjunctivitis and coughs.
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I also prefer blue for love-in-a-mist and cornflowers.
In both her front and back yards, milkweed is interspersed with lantana, cornflowers with coreopsis, verbena with sabiosa, providing both a habitat for caterpillars as well as a feeding ground for adult butterflies.
If the lighter, scattered, or broken areas of blue referred to cornflowers, what did the blocks of darker blue refer to, and the opulent white?
An annual seed mix containing cornflowers and poppies will do better if sown in the autumn, while corn marigolds prefer a spring sowing.
Cornflowers are best grown in a sunny site and well drained soil, where they will flower through the summer and provide plenty of cut flowers for the house.
This year at Butterfly World, we've sown the whole site with cornfield annuals - corn marigolds, cornflowers, poppies, corn chamomile.
Most merchants sell mixed packets, or you can buy the likes of poppies and cornflowers separately.
At harvest time, the shocking scarlet of poppies and piercing blue of cornflowers (both banished by chemical farming from the fields) sparkle again against the delicate structures of grasses like golden oat, meadow barley and Yorkshire fog.
And to accent his vegetable garden, he got seeds for Persian cornflowers - bright purple blossoms with spindly petals.
The Kingsley wreath included cornflowers, which are featured on the school badge and believed to be the favourite flower of the school's founder Rose Kingsley.
He was also a brilliantly talented actor with eyes the colour of cornflowers and a devoted Democrat.
It's the roses and cornflowers that keep me steady.