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Centaurea  bombycina DC.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Centaurea  bombycina DC.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsAcosta bombycina (DC.) Holub
 Centaurea amoi Amo
 Centaurea boissieri ssp. amoi (Amo) Nyman
Territory Southwestern EuropeSpain
rocks and scree
Altitude1200-1700m
Description leaves white tomentose, lower leaves entire or pinnatisect, stem leaves pinnatisect, segments obovate, capitula 1-2, involucre 10-12mm, ovoid-oblong, appendages spinose
Size10-20cm
Colorpink, red
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typerosette, stem ascending
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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