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Eryngium  alpinum L.   
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FamilyAPIACEAE
Genus species var.Eryngium  alpinum L. 
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaFranceItalySwitzerlandYugoslavia
grassland
Description blue-green, basal leaves oval to cordate, spiny dentate, long petiolate, flowers small in dense, ovoid, umbellate head, surrounded by narrow, spiny dentate bracts
Size30-50cm
Coloriron-blue
Bloomlate summer
Ca+
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in winter, uncovered, germ. 1-3 months, 10-16°C
division in spring; root cuttings in late winter
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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