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Centaurea cyanus, Cornflower, Bachelor's button, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle, Cyani flower

Scientific name:  Centaurea cyanus
Common name:  Cornflower, Bachelor's button, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle, Cyani flower
Family:  Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Flowering:  June-August

Centaurea cyanus, Cornflower, Bachelor's button, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle, Cyani flower


Derivation of the botanical name:
Centaurea, gets its name from the centaur, Chiron, who is said in mythology to have taught us the healing power of herbs.
cyanus, cyanos, κυανοϛ, blue steel, azure.


 
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