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Eryngium  spinalba Vill.   
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FamilyAPIACEAE
Genus species var.Eryngium  spinalba Vill. 
SynonymsEryngium leucacanthum St.-Lag.
 Eryngium rigidum Lam.
Territory Southwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeFranceItaly
dry rocks and scree
Altitude1400-1700m
Description basal leaves orbiculate to cordate, irregularly lobate, coarsely spinose, dentate, long petiolate, floral heads ovoid, involucral bracts green-white
Size20-40cm
Colorbluish white
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, 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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