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Globe Thistle?

Echinops sp.


Echinops is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It's an herbaceous perennial thistle, growing to 120 cm (47 in), with prickly foliage and spherical blue flower heads in summer.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Tiz 9 years ago
Globe Thistle
Echinops bannaticus Image of Echinops bannaticus from

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valentinezza 9 years ago

Thanks Tiz, actually the two plants are very similar. As you suggested I put the more generic ID and see if someone else will be able to identify the exact species! Thank you again! :)

Tiz 9 years ago

Valentinezza, I am sorry but my reasearch was not well executed. It is still possible it is a Echinops bannaticus, but it can also be a Echinops sphaerocephalus or perhaps even some other Echinops sp. To be on the safe side I would suggest you to change the ID to Echinops sp. instead of Echinops bannaticus, unless someone can be more sure about how to separate these two species from eachother. The good part is that it is still a Globe thistle :) Again, sorry for this!

Tiz 9 years ago

You are very welcome :)

valentinezza 9 years ago

Thank you Tiz! :D

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Valbrevenna, LIG, Italy

Spotted on Aug 19, 2013
Submitted on Aug 19, 2013

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