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Rhaponticum  coniferum (L.) Greuter  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Rhaponticum  coniferum (L.) Greuter  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCentaurea conifera L. (basionym)
 Leuzea conifera (L.) DC.
 Leuzea fontqueri Sauvage
Territory Southwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeNorthern Africa
thickets and steppes
Description leaves narrowly ovate to lanceolate, entire to lyrate, abaxially white tomentose, capitula broadly ovate, 4cm long, flowers hidden in involucre
Size15-30cm
Colorpurple
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, dark, moist, germ. 1 month, 16-21°C
division in early spring and fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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