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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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Not willing to give up, the next fall I planted a soil-building cover crop, crimson clover, mixed with bachelor button seeds.
In addition to alliums, asters, carnations, Bachelor buttons, milkweeds, mints, daisies of all kinds, coneflowers and zinnias to feed adults, they also require the availability of members of the umbels family (Queen Anne's Lace).
Spring planting could incorporate double daisies (Bellis perennis), Bachelor buttons (cornflower) or cheiranthus (wallflower).
Experts also recommend cornflowers, snapdragons, bachelor buttons, marguerite daisies, and flowering maple blossoms.