The Mountain Cornflower (Centaurea montana) is a perennial flowering plant in the Asteraceae family of daisies. It is also known as the Bachelor’s Button, Mountain Bluet, or Montane Knapweed.
It is widespread across Europe in meadows and open woodlands.
It grows to 30-70 centimetres (12-28 inches) tall.
It has 1-3 flower heads. The flowers are blue-purple with thin petals.
The Mountain Cornflower blooms from May to August in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, May 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls