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Sea-holly

Eryngium

Description:

Eryngium is a genus in the family Apiaceae of about 230 species of annuals and perennials with hairless and usually spiny leaves, and dome-shaped umbels of flowers resembling those of thistles. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution, with the centre of diversity in South America. Some species are native to rocky and coastal areas, but the majority are grassland plants. Common names include Sea-holly and Eryngo, the former typically being applied to coastal species, and the latter to grassland species.

Habitat:

Grassland

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3 Comments

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

@lauren13 Thanks, I'll look into it.

Lauren13
Lauren13 9 years ago

Check out the Erynjium genus rather than Carduus, although there are a couple of hundred different species in this genus. Common name is Sea Holly

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

That is really different! Neat. It looks like it has tiny blooms.

sttweets
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sttweets

Staphorst, Overijssel, Netherlands

Spotted on Aug 25, 2010
Submitted on Mar 23, 2011

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