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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2624)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2527)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2136)

      Order: Asterales (235)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Echinops (2)

            Epithet: spinosissimus Turra (1)

Synonyms: Echinops spinosus Emb. & Maire, Echinops viscosus DC.

spinosissimus => most spiny or thorny, superlative of spinosa

spinosus => having spines or thorns

viscosus => sticky, clammy, exuding a sticky secretion

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue

External links

Check for Echinops spinosissimus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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