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Centaurea  idaea Boiss. & Heldr.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Centaurea  idaea Boiss. & Heldr.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCalcitrapa idaea (Boiss. & Heldr.) Soják
Territory Southeastern EuropeKriti
rocks
Description basal leaves in rosette, adaxially sparsely arachnose, abaxially hirsute, lyrate, lateral segments numerous, ovate, dentate, terminal segment deltate, capitula solitary
Size12-18cm
Coloryellow
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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