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Carthamus  mitissimus L.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Carthamus  mitissimus L.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCarduncellus mitissimus (L.) DC.
 Carthamodes mitissimum (L.) Kuntze
 Carthamus humilis Lam.
Territory Southwestern EuropeFranceSpain
rocky slopes
Description usually acaulescent, leaves subglabrous, pinnatipartite, terminal segment larger than the lateral, spinose, capitula solitary, spherical, involucre many seriate, bracts ovate
Size5-10cm
Colorblue
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typerosette
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 13-18°C
root cuttings in late winter
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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