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Ptilostemon  chamaepeuce (L.) Less.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Ptilostemon  chamaepeuce (L.) Less.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsSerratula chamaepeuce L. (basionym)
 Chamaepeuce alpini Jaub. & Spach
 Cnicus fruticosus Desf.
Territory Southeastern EuropeWestern AsiaCyprusEast Aegean Is.GreeceKritiLebanon-SyriaPalestineTurkey
rocks
Altitude0-500m
Description leaves dense, narrowly linear, revolute, 2-5cm long, glabrous and green adaxially, white lanate abaxially, capitula 20-25mm long, usually in small corymbs
Size30-90cm
Colorpurple
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typeshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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