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Xeranthemum annuum Linnaeus, 1753

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Xeranthemum annuum Linnaeus, 1753
Common names: Immortelle, Everlasting [En], Xéranthème annuel [Fr], Einjährige Strohblume [De], Erba della Quaglia, Perpetuini maggiori [It], Flor seca española, Hierba del estornudo, Inmortal [Es], Ξηράνθεμο το Ετήσιο [Gr], Kağıtotu, Ölmezotu [Tu]

Güzelçamlı, AYDIN ● Turkey

Description: Annual herb with an erect and branched stem, 5-60 cm high. The leaves are alternate, sessile, linear, densely white downy, 5-50 x 1-8 mm. The flower-heads are solitary, 5-15 mm broad, petal-like involucral bracts are spreading, pink, lilac, rarely white, uniformly hyaline or straw-coloured or with a fine median reddish-brown streak, tubular florets are purple. The fruit is an achene.

Biology : Flowers from May to September.

Habitat: Sunny slopes, vineyards, bank, steppe, from lowlands to foothills.

Distribution: Middle, Southeastern and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Western Asia (Iran, Lebanon, Syria).

References:
Botany.cz
Nadidem.net




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