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Centaurea  spinosa L.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Centaurea  spinosa L.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCentaurea cycladum Heldr.
 Centaurea spinosa var. tomentosa Halácsy
 Centaurea tragacanthoides Rech.f.
Territory Southeastern EuropeWestern AsiaEast Aegean Is.GreeceKritiTurkey
sands and rocks
Description grey hirsute, lower leaves oblong-lanceolate, petiolate, entire or lyrate, the upper pinnatipartite, segments linear, capitula solitary, minute, eradiate
Size15-25cm
Colorpale rose
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typespinose shrub
Cultivationsunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, dark, moist, germ. 1 month, 16-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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