Flower / Plant:

Common name: Persian Cornflower, Whitewash Cornflower, Knapweed. Family: Asteraceae. Genus: Centaurea. Scientific name: Centaurea dealbata. Plant type: Herbaceous perennial. Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm). Flower color: pink.

Persian Cornflower or knapweed (Centaurea dealbata) is widely cultivated as an ornamental perennial. native to the Iran and the Caucasus. it is a clump-forming perennial , entire, sessile, upper leaves, Cornflower-like, pink flowers (2-3" diameter), Each flower head has distinctive involucre bracts. The blooming period is in early summer.