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Woolly Thistle

Cirsium eriophorum


Cirsium eriophorum or woolly thistle is a herbaceous biennial species of the genus Cirsium. It is widespread across much of Europe. It is a large, biennial herb with sharp spines on the tips of the leaves, and long, woolly hairs on much of the herbage. Flower heads are large and nearly spherical, with spines on the outside and many purple disc florets but no ray florets.


Mountain meadow (2000 m. altitude).


Greek name: Κίρσιο το εριοφόρο

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Jul 17, 2016
Submitted on Jul 19, 2016

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