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Sea holly

Eryngium proteiflorum


Leaves are very hard and have little spikes on the margins.


I found this flower growing at altitudes up to 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) in one of the volcanoes of central Mexico.


It's a very cool plant!!!

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MikeGrageda 8 years ago

Nice!!! Thanks for your help KarenL!!! Yeah, apparentlly it's a Eryngium proteiflorum also known as sea holly or "Cardo Santo". Greetings!!!

KarenL 8 years ago

Possibly a species of Erynigum. It's called Sea Holly in England & survives in very harsh conditions. Very architectural!

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Toluca, México, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 27, 2011
Submitted on Dec 29, 2011

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