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Echinops


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(globe thistle; family Asteraceae)

A genus of plants that have a thistle-like habit and globular heads of flowers 4–6 cm wide, the individual flowers each having an involucre of bristle-like bracts. They are grown for their unusual blue flower heads. There are about 120 species, occurring in central and southern Europe, and western Asia.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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