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Carthamus  eriocephalus (Boiss.) Greuter  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Carthamus  eriocephalus (Boiss.) Greuter  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCarduncellus eriocephalus Boiss. (basionym)
Territory Northern AfricaWestern AsiaAlgeriaEgyptLibyaMoroccoPalestineSinaiTunisia
dry, stony grassland
Description basal leaves petiolate, pinnatipartite, segments decurrent, triangular-lanceolate, entire or spinose-dentate, the upper sessile, lanceolate, pectinate-spinose, capitula 5cm, lanate
Size10-20cm
Colorblue, white
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 13-18°C
root cuttings in late winter
BibliographyQuézel, P. & S.Santa (1963) Nouvelle Flore de l´Algérie
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