The intensely and wildly vibrant blue cornflower is found throughout most of North America, but is actually native to Europe, and is only naturalized here. Oddly enough, it is becoming rare and has disappeared completely from many places where it once flourished in the Old World. This one was photographed next to the Columbia River on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.
- © 2013
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Angiosperms, Asteraceae, Asterales, Asterids, C. cyanus, Catherine Creek, Centaurea, Centaurea cyanus, Columbia Gorge, Cynareae, Eudicots, Klickitat County, Plantae, Washington, annual, bachelor's button, bluebottle, butonniere flower, cornflower, cyani flower, dicot, forb, garden cornflower, herb, hurtsickle, introduced, invasive, knapweed, naturalised, naturalized, non-native, ornamental, summer
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- Asteraceae (Thistles, Asters and Daisies), Blue & Purple Wildflowers