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Cyanus  pichleri (Boiss.) Holub  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Cyanus  pichleri (Boiss.) Holub  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCentaurea pichleri Boiss. (basionym)
 Centaurea lanigera ssp. pichleri (Boiss.) Dostál
 Centaurea trumfettii var. euxina Stef. & T.Georgiev
Territory Southeastern EuropeWestern AsiaBulgariaGreeceTurkey
steppes
Altitude900-2400m
Description grey hirsute, lower leaves entire, oblong-spathulate, obtuse, attenuate to petiole, stem leaves linear-lanceolate, sessile, decurrent, capitula solitary, radiate
Size5-10cm
Colorpurplish violet
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca
Typerosette, tuft
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
BibliographyDavis, P.H. et I.C.Hedge: Flora of Turkey (1965-1988)
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