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Centaurea  redempta Heldr.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Centaurea  redempta Heldr.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsColymbada redempta (Heldr.) Holub
Territory Southeastern EuropeGreeceKriti
rocky slopes
Altitudemontane-subalpine
Description leaves arachnose-hirsute, glabrescent, lower leaves petiolate, pinnatipartite, segments ovate-lanceolate, lobate, involucre 3-4cm, globular, appendages black
Size10-30cm
Colordark purple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, 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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