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Cyanus  thirkei (Sch.Bip.) Holub  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Cyanus  thirkei (Sch.Bip.) Holub  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCentaurea thirkei Sch.Bip. (basionym)
 Centaurea napulifera ssp. thirkei (Sch.Bip.) Stoj. & Acht.
Territory Southeastern EuropeEastern EuropeWestern AsiaBulgariaRomaniaTurkey-in-EuropeTurkeyUkraine
grassland
Description grey hirsute, leaves oblong, attenuate to petiole, entire or obscurely pinnatilobate, capitula large, solitary, radiate, phyllaries ovate-oblong
Size5-10cm
Colorochre
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, 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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