Plant ID forum: Cyanus montanus?

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Name: Christine
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Jul 7, 2016 8:07 AM CST
I grew this plant from seeds labelled Centaurea montana, which is now accepted as Cyanus montanus. It is finally flowering this year.

But now, when I went to try to positively ID I noticed that I couldn't find any pictures of the plant showing leaves like this one has. Maybe because its a young plant?

So hoping to get a positive ID.

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Name: Lauri
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lauribob
Jul 7, 2016 9:42 AM CST
The flower looks more like cornflower to me.
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Name: Christine
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Jul 7, 2016 9:48 AM CST
Those leaves look less like mine than the C. montanus.
Another look at the flower ~
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Name: Christine
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Aug 17, 2016 9:21 AM CST
It looks like I'm probably growing Brown Knapweed. Sad Hoping someone can help me confirm?

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 26, 2017 2:58 PM CST
This is what the newly emerging leaves look like this year.

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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 26, 2017 3:11 PM CST
There are black, brown and spotted knapweed photos on the internet. The first year leaves vary.
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Name: Christine
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Mar 26, 2017 4:01 PM CST
Thank you, Greene, I'll keep looking. Thumbs up

The plant has been growing in a smallish pot for its entire life. It's really small, maybe one foot tall but that might be due to the pot size.

It's a tough plant but hasn't acted aggressive at all so far, same little plant.

I'll probably add more pictures again this year when it blooms...

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jul 9, 2017 3:29 PM CST
The plant is starting to flower. Although it does look much like knapweed, I'm still not finding a good match...

Flower buds
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First flower opened today
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Leaves
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