Echinops ritro   Globe Thistle

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E. ritro is commonly grown as a garden plant in the moist soils of the UK but here it thrived in quite on an arid stony hillside in the the full sun.

Near Cortijo Valverde, Andalucia Spain 2nd April 2008

Added on 23rd December 2008, updated 29th March 2010

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