Centaurea jankae

Centaurea jankae

This beautiful endemic plant has very restricted geographic range and is only know from adjacent Romania and in two localities in Northeastern Bulgaria. Its flowering period extends from May to June. Due to its extreme rarity it is listed on the IUCN Red List and the Habitat Directive. In Bulgaria it is included in the Red Data Book and is strictly protected by the Biodiversity Act.

©  Antoaneta Petrova

© Antoaneta Petrova