Centaurea immanuelis-loewii

Centaurea immanuelis-loewii

One of the rarest species of the genus, it is a Balkan endemic, found in Bulgaria and Northern Greece. In Bulgaria it may be seen in Znepole Region, Southern Sruma Valley and in Southern Pirin Mts. The flowering is in June and July. Due to its extreme rarity, the species is strictly protected by the Biodiversity Act and is included in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Centaurea immanuelis-loewii

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