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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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We couldn't have done it if I'd been going on about Cabbage Palms (is it a cabbage or a palm?) or Bachelor's Buttons.
CORNFLOWERS, also known as bachelor's buttons, are a UK native and once grew vigorously through our corn crops, creating a sea of cobalt blue.
Encircled by citrus trees, the yard today bursts with aromatics like lavender, lemon balm, oregano, rosemary, and thyme, along with edible flowers like bachelor's buttons and pansies.
Here, its small flowers match the bachelor's buttons.
CORNFLOWERS are also known as bachelor's buttons and were once thought of as a weed.
Sow dark blue bachelor's buttons among these and add a double-flowered peony or two on the other side of the doorway.
drummondii), bachelor's buttons, calendulas, California desert bluebells (Phacelia campanularia), California poppies, clarkias, Johnny-jump-ups, larkspurs, love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena), moss roses, Shirley poppies, snapdragons, sweet alyssums, and wallflowers.
Try bachelor's buttons, coreopsis, Mexican hat, perennial blue flax, poppies, prairie asters, Rocky Mountain penstemon, and yellow coneflower.
Pick your own bouquet of bachelor's buttons, cosmos, snapdragons, stock, or sunflowers in season ($7) or have Susanna cut you a custom bouquet of roses - 'Double Delight', 'Just Joey', or 'Mr.
Gardeners at Blue Lake Ranch, a bed-and-breakfast inn in Hesperus (11 miles west of Durango, Colorado), harvest golden and orange calendulas and blue and pink bachelor's buttons to dry and sell for edible garnishes.
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.
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