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Centranthus angustifolius.JPG
Flowers of the narrow-leaved valerian
(Centranthus angustifolius)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Valerianaceae
Genus: Centranthus
Neck. ex Lam. & DC.

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Centranthus is a flowering plant genus comprising herbs and subshrubs native to Southern Europe. It is in the Valerianaceae family. There are about twelve species in the genus.[1] Some Centranthus are known as introduced species in other parts of the world, including Centranthus ruber in the western United States[2] and Centranthus macrosiphon in Western Australia.[3]

Species include:[4]