Centaurea hajastana Tzvel
< On the list of Rare and Endangered Plants of Armenia
Plant in Armenia
Տերեփուկ Հայաստանի (“Terepuk Hayastani”)
Very rare species. Natural habitat is rapidly decreasing. Only a few small populations of this species known.
Habitat in Armenia
Grows only in the floristic region of Shirak.
Habitat and ecology
Grows in dry rocky hills, on the height of 1400 – 2000 meters above sea level.
Biology and potential value
Blossoms in June – July. High decorative plant. Has huge scientific value.
Measures of protection
A reserve in Shirak Marz should be developed. Should be also included in the botanical parks.