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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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Pollen of sorrel/sheep.s sorrel (Rumex acetosa/acetosella type) and cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) is connected with agriculture, settlement weeds are greater/hoary plantain (Plantago major/media type) and knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare), cabbage family (Brassicaceae), wormwood (Artemisia), goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae).
Among the weeds and ruderal plants several field weeds were observed: corn cockle (Agrostemma githago), Centaurea cyanus, wild turnip (Brassica campestris), foxtail (Setaria sp.), black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus), pale persicaria (Polygonum lapathifolium), cleavers (Galium aparine).
In addition to typical settlement weeds the seeds of cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) and fragments of corn cockle (Agrostemma githago), the weeds of winter crop, were found.
Grow the black cornflower (Centaurea cyanus `Black Ball'), which lasts longer in water than other varieties, or the velvety annual scabious (Scabiosa atropurpurea).
Sarker SD, Laird A, Nahar L, Kumarasamy Y, Jaspars M (2001) Indole alkaloids from the seeds of Centaurea cyanus (Asteraceae).
Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago) is extremely pretty, as is cornflower (Centaurea cyanus).
* Bachelor's button (Centaurea cyanus): volunteers readily.