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Cirsium  esculentum (Siev.) C.A.Mey.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Cirsium  esculentum (Siev.) C.A.Mey.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCnicus esculentus Siev. (basionym)
 Cirsium acaule ssp. esculentum (Siev.) H.Werner
 Cirsium gmelinii (Spreng.) Tausch
Territory
grassland
Altitude500-3200m
Description acaulescent, leaves green, long hirsute, winged petiolate, oblanceolate, 6-20cm, pinnatipartite, segments ovate, spinose, capitula 5-9 in sessile cluster, involucre glabrous
Size5-10cm
Colorpurple
Bloomlate summer
Ca
Typerosette
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 13-18°C
root cuttings in late winter
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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