Common Centaury plugs (Centaurium erythraea)

Centaurium erythraea: Biennial,  Basal rosette of pointed oval leaves small pink flowers. Likes  Dry places.Height 5-30 cm Flowers June onwards. Order year round.

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Known by the common names common Centaury and European Centaury. This is an erect biennial herb which reaches half a meter in height. It grows from a small basal rosette and bolts a leafy, erect stem which may branch. The European centaury is used as a medical herb in many parts of Europe.The herb, mainly prepared as tea, is thought to possess medical properties beneficial for patients with gastric and liver diseases.