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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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These include bachelor's buttons, calendulas, nasturtiums (and their leaves), and marigolds.
drummondii), bachelor's buttons, calendulas, California desert bluebells (Phacelia campanularia), California poppies, clarkias, Johnny-jump-ups, larkspurs, love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena), moss roses, Shirley poppies, snapdragons, sweet alyssums, and wallflowers.
Try bachelor's buttons, coreopsis, Mexican hat, perennial blue flax, poppies, prairie asters, Rocky Mountain penstemon, and yellow coneflower.
Pick your own bouquet of bachelor's buttons, cosmos, snapdragons, stock, or sunflowers in season ($7) or have Susanna cut you a custom bouquet of roses - 'Double Delight', 'Just Joey', or 'Mr.
Gardeners at Blue Lake Ranch, a bed-and-breakfast inn in Hesperus (11 miles west of Durango, Colorado), harvest golden and orange calendulas and blue and pink bachelor's buttons to dry and sell for edible garnishes.
GARDENERS AT THIS bed-and-breakfast inn in Hesperus (11 miles west of Durango) harvest golden and orange calendulas, which grow together in rows (pictured below), along with bachelor's buttons to dry for edible garnishes to sell.
In both gardens, the owners fill in between perennials with freely self-sowing annuals: bachelor's buttons, clarkia, cosmos, feverfew, and annual poppies (Papaver rhoeas).
Photo: Summer bouquet of feathery cosmos above marigolds, petunias, and bachelor's buttons brightens parking strip in front of Jennifer Piper's house
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