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Family Asteraceae
Echinops sphaerocephalus L.
great globe-thistle
Echinops: Greek echinos for "hedgehog" and opis for "appearance," from bristly nature of armed foliage or spreading individual heads in dense spherical glomerules
sphaerocephalus: from the Greek meaning "sphere- or round-headed"
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: perennial forb

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