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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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WHAT YOU NEED A packet of cornflower seeds Gardening gloves A rake A trowel Plant label and pencil RECYCLELOGO_ GEN_ HOW TO GROW Cornflowers can be sown straight into the ground where they are going to flower, so make sure the space you are going to sow is Document: weed free, by using a trowel to remove the weeds.
We adore the romance of blue flowers, but seldom think to scatter the seed of cornflowers or love-in-a-mist.
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.
Knowing that time was short only heightened the sense of two kids playing hooky from school as we pulled out of the driveway and headed for lovely country fields to gather the summer bounty of daisies, cornflowers, and lilies.
In a study of blue dayflowers, cornflowers, and salvia, the researchers also found that metal ions can interact with anthocyanin pigments to stabilize a flower's blue hue, Yoshida told Science News.
Then I was told by Joan or someone else that it referred to the landscape here in Vetheuil, specifically to cornflowers.
There'll be cornflowers, cosmos, salvia and the 'Ostrich Plume' asters my mum loved.
We're sowing marigolds, cornflowers, love-inthe-mist and half-hardy annuals such as nicotiana.
The Kingsley wreath includes cornflowers, which are featured on the school badge and believed to be the favourite flower of the school's founder Rose Kingsley.
Cornflowers have long been grown in summer borders and cutting gardens.