Echinops gaillardotii

Echinops gaillardotii

Tarla topuzu

Perennial. Stem bases not surrounded by remains of old leaves. Stem 1-1.7 m, few branched, covered with purple bristles, or white arachnoid to lanate with purple bristles. Leaves 9-20 × 5-10 cm, lanceolate, 1-3-pinnatisect, green slender, arachnoid or with scabrous and glandular hair above, soft white lanate below. Leaf bases with triangular spiny-lobes, 1/2-2/3 palmate at apex. Uppermost leaves sessile, semi-amplexicaule with lanceolate lobes spiny at ends. Leaf axis usually winged. Heads 4-6 cm diam. Capitula 25-30 mm long, bluish-violet. Involucral bracts 19-21, glabrous or woolly; middle bracts 22-30 mm long; inner bracts 20-25 mm long, connate in basal ½ or more and accrete in to a membranous cylindrical tube. Brush dirty white or straw coloured, 14-18 mm, usually 1/2 as long as involucre. Corolla bluish-violet. Pappus connate at base. Achene elliptic, 12-13 mm. Flowers and fruits in June and July. Steppe, clearings in areas dominated by scrub, fields, and roadsides.

Syria, Lebanon, Palestine

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