Known as: Bachelor Button, Bluebottle, Bluebow, Blue Cap,
(Garden) Cornflower, Hurtsickle
Latin Name: Centaurea cyanus (Asteraceae)
Description: Often grown as a garden plant but also grows wild
in some climates. Starlike flowers originally of brilliant blue but
now also available in white, pink and red. Flowers retain their color
when dried so they are popular in dried flower arrangements as well.
Grows up to 3 feet high on tough, wiry slender stems that are branched,
angular and covered with grey hairs giving a cottony appearance and making
the foliage appear silvery. Leaves are narrow and long and alternate
on the stem.
Symptoms: No information available at this time.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian.
Image courtesy of Brousseau California Flora Photos.