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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: Caprifoliaceae
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 Caprifoliaceae family.[1] There are about twelve species in the genus.[2] Some Centranthus are known as introduced species in other parts of the world, including Centranthus ruber in the western United States[3] and Centranthus macrosiphon in Western Australia.[4]

Species include:[5]


  1. ^ "Centranthus", The Plant List (version 1.1), retrieved 2014-09-19 
  2. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment
  3. ^ USDA Plants Profile
  4. ^ FloraBase Profile
  5. ^ "Genus Centranthus". The Plant List. Retrieved 2 May 2013.