Indian Globe Thistle ( Echinops echinatus)

Posted by JV (India, India) on 9 March 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Shot taken at the lake Shinay,Kachchh,Gujarat (India)

<b>Indian Globe Thistle</b> is an erect branched herb about a meter high. It has short, stout stems, branching from the base, covered with white cottony hair. Alternately arranged oblong, deeply pinnatifid leaves are 7-12 cm long. Flower-heads occur in solitary white spherical balls, 3-5 cm across. Petals of the tiny white flowers are 5 mm long. Flowers are surrounded by straight, strong, white bristles. Flowering: December-January.

information : <a href="http://www.flowersofindia.net">www.flowersofindia.net</a>

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