why mediterranean in lower case? 
 

At a Glance

height: 24-36in • 60-80cm

width: 36in • 80cm


USDA: 8

Sécheresse: 5


full
sun
well drained
soils
sandy
soils
alkaline
soils
evergreen
foliage
attracts
bees
attracts
butterflies
seaside
conditons
windy
locations

Centaurea cineraria L.

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Asteraceæ Carduoideæ Cardueæ Centaureinæ

Has also been placed in Compositæ

Centaurea : centaureum - name for the centaury • cineraria : Latin: cinerarius - ashes, alluding to the gray foliage color

gray knapweed, dusty miller Italiano: fiordaliso delle scogliere


A South-Western Italian endemic, native to the coasts of Golfo di Gaeta, Golfo di Napoli (including its islands), and Golfo di Salerno.
    This is one species of a group of similar & closely related species — the Cineraria group — along the Italian coast that have confounded botanists since they were first classified.