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    (Wikipedia) - Echinops This article is about the plant. For the mammal genus, see Lesser hedgehog tenrec. Echinops Scientific classification Species
    Echinops adenocaulos with a shield bug
    Kingdom: Plantae
    (unranked): Angiosperms
    (unranked): Eudicots
    (unranked): Asterids
    Order: Asterales
    Family: Asteraceae
    Tribe: Cynareae
    Genus: Echinops L.

    About 120 species, see text

    Echinops /ˈɛkɨnɒps/ is a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, commonly known as globe thistles. They have spiny foliage and produce blue or white spherical flower heads. They are native to Europe east to central Asia and south to the mountains of tropical Africa.

    Species include:

    • Echinops adenocaulos      
    • Echinops bannaticus
    • Echinops chantavicus
    • Echinops echinatus
    • Echinops exaltatus
    • Echinops giganteus
    • Echinops gmelinii
    • Echinops graecus
    • Echinops humilis
    • Echinops latifolius
    • Echinops nivens
    • Echinops niveus
    • Echinops orientalis
    • Echinops ritro
    • Echinops ruthenicus
    • Echinops setifer
    • Echinops sphaerocephalus
    • Echinops spinosissimus
    • Echinops tournefortii
    • Echinops tschimganicus
    • Echinops viscosus

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