Echinops sphaerocephalus L.  
Family: Asteraceae
great globe-thistle
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Etymology: Echinops: Greek echinos for "hedgehog" and opis for "appearance," from bristly nature of armed foliage or spreading individual heads in dense spherical glomerules
Plants: perennial forb
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Flora.cyberia  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Kurt Stüber  
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