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Echinops ritro

Echinops ritro L.

 

Globe Thistle

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusEchinopsFrom Greek echinos, “hedgehog” or “sea urchin,” and chloe, “grass,” for the bristly spikelets
Speciesritro

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Echinops ritro description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 9 May 2010.

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Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle)

8/4/2007 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA

Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle)

This escaped from the garden. · 7/28/2013 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 4½ × 4½" (11 × 11 cm)

Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle)

8/4/2007 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA

Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle)

This escaped from the garden. · 7/28/2013 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (37 × 25 cm)

Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle)

8/4/2007 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA

Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle)

4/24/2007 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

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