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Echinops ritro Linnaeus, 1753

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Echinops ritro Linnaeus, 1753
Common names: Globe thistle [En], Azurite, Oursin bleu [Fr], Ruthenische Kugeldistel [De], Cardo yesquero, Cardo abadejo [Es], Cardo-pallottola coccodrillo [It], Αχινός [Gr], Tüysüz mavidünya [Tu]

Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, AUDE ● France

Etymology: Le mot echinops vient du grec echinos qui signifie hérisson et de opsis qui signifie aspect.

Description: Hardy perennial growing to 50 cm. Silvery stem, hairless or with tiny hairs. Leaves deeply dissected into spine tipped lobes, dark green with cobweb like markings on top, and whitish beneath. Spherical blue flowerheads.

Biology: Flowering from July to September.

Habitat: Waste places, dry and rocky meadows, generally on calcareous soil. Up to 2100 m.

Distribution: Southern Europe, from Spain to Turkey and Russia. Naturalised in United States.

References:
Tela Botanica





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