Ptilostemon chamaepeuce (L.) Less.
Common names: Reater Chamaepeuce, Shrubby Ptilostemon [En], Ptilostémon [Fr], Scheinfichten-Kratzdistel [De], Cardo lineare [It], Πτιλόστεμον η χαμαιπεύκη, Πτιλόστεμον το πευκοειδές, Χαμαιπεύκη, Αγριολασμαρίν [Gr], Lombago Çiçeği [Tu]
Güzelçamlı, AYDIN ● Turkey
Description: Evergreen shrub, hermaphrodite, spineless, with often white-downy stems. 30cm to 1m height. Leaves alternate, simple, in the shape of needle, persistent, white-downy beneath and with coiled edges. Flower heads purple, pink or white, from 20 to 25 mm length, joined together in capitula from 14 to 30 mm, solitary or in loose clusters. Capitula carried by long not very leafy peduncles. Bracts of involucre oval to lanceolate, not or scarcely spread out, pointed but without rigid thorn. Ovary inferior. Fruits: long achenes with feathery hairs.
Biology : Flowering from May to July.
Habitat: Rocky habitats, cliffs
Distribution: Greece including Crete, Western and Southern Turkey, Cyprus (P. chamaepeuce var. cyprius), Lebanon, Israel.
Servais P. & Seba P., 2011. Tilo Botanica: Flora of Tilos and of the Dodecanese
Blamey M., Grey-Wilson Ch., 2005. Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean, Domino Guides, London.