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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.
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).
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