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Blue Globe-thistle

Echinops bannaticus

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Steel blue, globe-shaped, up to 5cm diameter, attracts insects.
Fruit:
Small, one-sided dry fruit.
Leaves:
Weakly spined, pinnately lobed leaves. Silvery down on the undersides.
Maximum Size:
2 meters tall.
Other Names:
Hungarian Globe Thistle.
Habitats:
Gardens, roadsides, wasteland.