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Cirsium  spinosissimum (L.) Scop.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Cirsium  spinosissimum (L.) Scop.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCnicus spinosissimus L. (basionym)
 Cirsium caput-medusae Nyman
 Cirsium purpureum All.
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaFranceGermanyItalySwitzerlandYugoslavia, (Slovenia)
grassland
Altitude900-3100m
Description leaves in rosette, long, pinnatisect, spinose-dentate, stem leaves sessile, amplexicaule, capitula 2-10 in compact cluster, phyllaries erect, long spinose
Size20-120cm
Colorwhitish yellow
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typerosette, fl .stem erect
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, 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)
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