Centranthus is a flowering plant genus comprising herbs and subshrubs native to Southern Europe. It is in the Caprifoliaceae family. There are about twelve species in the genus. Some Centranthus are known as introduced species in other parts of the world, including Centranthus ruber in the western United States and Centranthus macrosiphon in Western Australia.
Species include:Centranthus amazonum Fridlender & A.RaynalCentranthus angustifolius (Mill.) DC. - narrow-leaved valerianCentranthus calcitrapa (L.) Dufr.Centranthus lecoqii Jord.Centranthus longiflorus StevenCentranthus macrosiphon Boiss. - long-spurred valerianCentranthus nevadensis Boiss.Centranthus ruber (L.) DC. - red valerianCentranthus trinervis (Viv.) Bég.