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Cynara  tournefortii Boiss. & Reut.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Cynara  tournefortii Boiss. & Reut.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsArcyna tournefortii (Boiss. & Reut.) Wiklund
 Cynara macrocephala Pau
Territory Southwestern EuropeNorthern AfricaMoroccoPortugalSpain
dry, stony grassland
Description leaves petiolate, adaxially glabrous, green, abaxially arachnose- tomentose, pinnatipartite, segments lanceolate, spinose-dentate, capitula large in the midst od rosette
Size4-10cm
Colorblue
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typerosette
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 13-18°C
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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