cornflower vs strawflower what difference

what is difference between cornflower and strawflower



corn +‎ flower


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɹnˌflaʊɚ/
  • Homophone: cornflour


cornflower (plural cornflowers)

  1. A small annual plant in the family Asteraceae, Centaurea cyanus, usually with bushy blue flowers which grows natively in European cornfields (i.e. wheatfields).
  2. A plant of the species Cichorium intybus.
  3. Cornflower blue.


  • (Centaurea cyanus): bachelor’s button, basket flower, bluebottle, boutonniere flower, hurtsickle
  • (Cichorium intybus): common chicory, blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailor, blue weed, coffeeweed, chicory button, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailor, succory, wild bachelor’s button, wild endive



cornflower (not comparable)

  1. Of a blue colour, as that of the cornflower; cornflower blue.

Derived terms

  • cornflower blue


See also

  • (blues) blue; Alice blue, aqua, aquamarine, azure, baby blue, beryl, bice, bice blue, blue green, blue violet, blueberry, cadet blue, Cambridge blue, cerulean, cobalt blue, Copenhagen blue, cornflower, cornflower blue, cyan, dark blue, Dodger blue, duck-egg blue, eggshell blue, electric-blue, gentian blue, ice blue, lapis lazuli, light blue, lovat, mazarine, midnight blue, navy, Nile blue, Oxford blue, peacock blue, petrol blue, powder blue, Prussian blue, robin’s-egg blue, royal blue, sapphire, saxe blue, slate blue, sky blue, teal, turquoise, ultramarine, Wedgwood blue, zaffre (Category: en:Blues)

Further reading

  • cornflower on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Centaurea cyanus on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Centaurea cyanus on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • cornflower at USDA Plants database




straw +‎ flower


strawflower (plural strawflowers)

  1. Any of many Australian plants of the genus Xerochrysum, especially Xerochrysum bracteatum, having deep yellow flowers than can be readily dried.


  • golden everlasting, Helichrysum

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial