With its unmistakable blue flowers, the cornflower (or bluebottle) is a typical companion of sparsely fertilized corn fields. The leaves are lanceolate and narrow into a pointed tip.
Did you know?
The cornflower belongs to a group of plants accompanying field cultures, commonly called weeds, that in our regions are found almost exclusively in agricultural surroundings. Indeed, with the traditional methods of harvesting and threshing, the seeds of these plants could not be separated from the cereal seeds and thus were sown together with these again and again.