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Catananche caerulea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Cichorioideae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Genus: Catananche

Catananche is a genus of flowering plants in the dandelion family.[2][3] It is native to dry meadows in the Mediterranean region.[4]

They are cultivated for their cornflower-like blooms appearing in summer, in shades of blue, yellow and white. They are suitable for a sunny border, and for dried flower arrangements.[5]

  1. Catananche arenaria Coss. & Durieu - Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania
  2. Catananche caerulea L. - Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco
  3. Catananche caespitosa Desf. - Algeria, Morocco
  4. Catananche lutea L. - Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Macedonia, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco
  5. Catananche montana Coss. & Durieu - Algeria, Morocco