Amberboa moschata

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Amberboa moschata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cynareae
Genus: Amberboa
Species: A. moschata
Binomial name
Amberboa moschata
(L.) DC.
  • Centaurea moschata L.
  • Centaurium moschatum (L.) Cass.
  • Centaurium suaveolens Cass.
  • Chryseis moschata (L.) Cass.
  • Cyanus luteus Moench
  • Cyanus moschatus (L.) Gaertn.

Amberboa moschata (common name sweetsultan)[2] is a Southwest Asian species of plants in the sunflower family. It is native to Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and the Caucasus. It is also widely cultivated in many places as an ornamental, and is reportedly naturalized in parts of China and North America.[3][4][5]

Amberboa moschata is a branching herb up to 50 cm tall. Flower heads are usually purple, showy, and sweet-scented.[3][6]