Cornflower
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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 29th June 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 



Taken at
Hogganfield Loch on 13th July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Taken at Vane Farm on 2nd October 2014 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File
 
Cornflower.
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AKA:
Centaurea cyanus.
Asteraceae.       
Annual
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In crop fields such as Barley, Rye, and Oats.
Endangered now due to changing farming practices.
June-August
16 - 35 ins tall.
Cornflowers were worn by young men in love;
if the flower faded too quickly, it was taken as
a sign that the man's love was not returned.
In herbalism, a decoction of cornflower is
effective in treating conjunctivitis, and
as a wash for tired eyes.