The purplish-pink fine-petalled flowers of Common Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) are starting to open up in the Charlton Down Nature Reserve. They look a bit like thistles among the taller grasses. The flower buds look strange with their dark brown spikey bracts. Insects love the flowers.

2 Comments on “Knapweed

  1. Jessica, Thank you for setting up this blog. Your photographs are absolutely fantastic, I’m certainly noticing wildflowers more when I’m out on my walks

    • Thank you, Sue. I am so pleased that you like the photographs and find the blog interesting. There is a lot to enjoy in the countryside around Greenwood House and Charlton Down.

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