Echinops sphaerocephalus 50 PCS fresh seeds, Globe thistle seed, Blue globe thistle, Echinops seeds, Herb seeds, Flower seeds, Organic seeds

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Echinops sphaerocephalus fresh seeds, Globe thistle seed, Blue globe thistle, Echinops seeds, Herb seeds, Flower seeds, Organic seeds (lat. Echinops sphaerocephalus).

The type species of plants of the genus Mordovica (Echinops) of the Asteraceae family. A perennial herbaceous plant 1-2 m tall. The root is fleshy taproot.

The stem is single, erect, branched at the top, rounded, glandular-pubescent, 70-150 cm tall. The leaves are alternate, pinnately dissected, sessile (except rosette), with a stem-enclosing base, 10-20 cm long, 4-10 cm wide. Dark green on top, roughened with glandular hairs, whitish on the bottom, spiny or prickly on the edge.

The flowers are tubular, collected in large spherical inflorescences with a diameter of 3-5 cm. The corolla is pale blue or white, the anthers are dark blue. Blooms in June-July.

The fruit is a cylindrical achene 6-8 mm long with a cup-shaped tuft. It bears fruit in July-September.

An outstanding late-summer honeyeater. A fatty oil suitable for the manufacture of drying oil is obtained from the fruits. In some countries, mordovnik is used for food like artichoke.
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