Synonym: Centaurium exaltatum
The photo above shows a close-up of the flower
western centaury. The corollas may range from creamy white to light pink and
may have 4 or 5 lobes. Photographed along K1000 to the east of the Mt. Adams
Highway.........July 9, 2006.
The photo above shows a sideview of the corolla
and upper stem leaves of western centaury.
The photo above shows the upper stem of western
centaury. Photographed along Road K1000..........July 9, 2006. Note the
long, narrow calyx lobes.
The basal leaves of western centaury are few in number and well
spaced, not forming a basal rosette. Likewise, the paired stem leaves are few
in number and generally widely spaced.