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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.
Planting: The perennial cornflower thrives in any well-drained garden soil in sun or light shade and spreads rapidly.
We adore the romance of blue flowers, but seldom think to scatter the seed of cornflowers or love-in-a-mist.
As the larch covering weathers down, the building will turn silvery grey, in harmony with indigenous birch and with the carpet of blue cornflowers which, in season, surround it.
There are twelve flavour combinations in the range, including Magic Mushrooms - with sea salt and exotic dried African Caesar, porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, Rock of Ages a combination of hand-harvested sea salt crystals and whole black peppercorns, Darling Buds - rose buds and petals, cornflowers, heather, lavender and chamomile, Spirit of Fire - natural sea salt fired with ginseng, chili and horseradish, and Splash - with sea salt, three dried seaweeds, black pepper, lemon grass, mustard seeds and parsley.
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.
I start with the fact that Les Bluets (The cornflowers) is the painting I think of first when I think of one that has had particular significance in my life.
The plants are coming out now, untangled from their twiggy pea sticks, which will do a second tour of duty, propping up cornflowers and calendulas.
There'll be cornflowers, cosmos, salvia and the 'Ostrich Plume' asters my mum loved.