Blue/purple Cornflower (Centaurea sp.) and Foliage

Pale blue flowers with dark purple centers, with bright green foliage in the backgroundView Full Resolution

This photo shows blue/purple cornflowers (Centaurea sp.) The petals of these flowers are commonly dried and added as an ingredient in flavored tea blends. They add little flavor or aroma, and are primarily included for their striking color.
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Alex Zorach

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Joined Sep. 1st, 2009.

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