Wild plants in and around Shimane 島根とその周辺の野生植物

 

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Species in the genus Echinops:


Echinops setifer / Higotai

   

Echinops setifer / Higotai ヒゴタイ

 
Inhabiting grassland in mountainous regions, the Echinops setifer grows to approximately one meter in height. With long petioles, leaves are in a long oblong shape, pinnately deeply cleft in lobes, with margins with prickle-like sharply pointed serrations. The bottom sides of the leaves with arachnoid hairs look white. Flowers heads comprise single tubular flowers; gathering together, they become blue-purple ball-flowers of approximately 5cm across and bloom on shoot apexes and branch tips. Bloom time: August-September.
                     
               
                     

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