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Common name

English: Sea holly

German: Meerstrands Männertreu, Stranddistel

Portuguese: Cardo Marítimo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2509)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2408)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2040)

      Order: Apiales (36)

        Family: Apiaceae (27) (family description)

          Genus: Eryngium (4)

           Epithet: maritimum L. (4)

maritimum => growing on the seashore, confined to the coast

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, purple

External links

Check for Eryngium maritimum at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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