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Carthamus  rhaponticoides (Pomel) Greuter  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Carthamus  rhaponticoides (Pomel) Greuter  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCarduncellus rhaponticoides Pomel (basionym)
Territory Northern AfricaAlgeriaMorocco
dry, stony grassland
Altitude1500-1800m
Description thick, flat rosette of lanceolate or narrowly spathulate leaves with dark red midrib, capitula sessile
Size5-10cm
Colorbluish purple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typerosette
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 13-18°C
root cuttings in late winter
BibliographyQuézel, P. & S.Santa (1963) Nouvelle Flore de l´Algérie
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