Lesser centaur, the gall of the earth

lesser centaury Centaurium erythraea

The centauryCentaurium erythraea) is an annual or biannual herb, typical of the Mediterranean areaa that grows in poor and dry soils, next to roads and in clearings in the middle of the forest, often forming mini centaury meadows.

detail of the 5-petal flower of the lesser centaury

It is a typical plant of the flora of the Valencian community where I live. I see it year after year and my daughters have learned to recognize it very easily. Here is a video of my 7 year old daughter introducing her.