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Black Knapweed

Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

A clump-forming perennial with rough leaves and thistle-like reddish-purple flowers. Common throughout Cumbria.

Other names: Common knapweed, Hard-heads, Paintbrush.

Height: 1 m

Altitude limit: 845m Great Dun Fell