Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Globe Thistle

Echinops graecus

Description:

Unusual appearance of a white version of Echinops graecus within a vibrant bright blue community of the same species (see pic.4, 5 & 6). Obviously it cannot synthesize anthocyanin in the flowers and ends up white-gray. What causes this difference? Maybe an enzyme in the biosynthesis of flower colors does not work because of some random genetic reason.

Habitat:

Endemic of (southern) Greece, common in uncultivated fields and field borders.

Notes:

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Tania17
Spotted by
Tania17

Αττική, Greece

Spotted on Jun 18, 2018
Submitted on Sep 6, 2018

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team