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Common Knapweed | Centaurea nigra

Traditional and Modern Use of Common Knapweed

  • Scientific name: Centaurea nigra
  • Family: Compositae

Flower petals have been used in salads in Europe.



About the Author Robin Harford

Robin Harford is a self-taught ethnobotanist, and has spent over a decade traveling, researching, recording and uncovering the traditional and contemporary use of wild plants in Britain and beyond. More recently his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia and Europe. He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.

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