Ioannis Th. Gavalas

Centaurea atropurpurea by Ioannis Th. Gavalas
Centaurea atropurpurea by Ioannis Th. Gavalas
Centaurea atropurpurea by Ioannis Th. Gavalas
Centaurea atropurpurea by Ioannis Th. Gavalas
Centaurea atropurpurea Olivier

Centaurea atropurpurea is a rare, not endangered, endemic species of Kyklades; it has been found in the islands Amorgos, Iraklia, Keros, Mykonos and Naxos. It occurs on crevices of limestone rocks, at altitudes 80-700 m, usually in SE to SW areas. It flowers in May.