Centaurea pontica is an endemic species, which can be found only in Romania, in the Danube's Delta, mainly in the Sulina area.
This species is in danger of extinction.
Centaurea pontica prefers rocky soils and rocky areas. Also, centaurea pontica is known to be one of the species of plants which indicate sandy areas.
Centaurea pontica can be recognized easily after its thorns. These thorns are placed around its flower.
Centaurea pontica is a vigorous plant, with a flower as wide as 2 or 3 cm.
From an ecological point of view, Centaurea pontica offers additional shelter to other species, such as lizards and small birds.