Centaurea americana (American Basketflower)

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#1 pollinator favorite! This annual forms large, dense colonies along the roadsides and in pastures throughout all of Texas. It can grow up to 5 feet tall and in the early summer it blooms into solitary flower heads 2 to 3½ inches in diameter. The blooms are a beautiful pink, with a creamy center. They make interesting cut flowers, and are suitable for dried flower arrangements as well. This is a showy, easily cultivated wildflower. Native bees flock to this plant.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Full sun to part sun
Bloom time May, June
Mature height 2-5 ft
Attracts Butterflies, bees
Host plant Painted lady butterfly.
Notes Native bee friendly.

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)