Echinops bannaticus

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Echinops bannaticus
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E. bannaticus with bee, Utrecht University Botanic Gardens
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Echinops
E. bannaticus
Binomial name
Echinops bannaticus
  • Echinops armatus Steven
  • Echinops quercifolius Freyn
  • Echinops rochelianus Griseb.

Echinops bannaticus, known as blue globe-thistle,[2] is a species of flowering plant in the sunflower family, native to southeastern Europe. It is an herbaceous perennial thistle, growing to 120 cm (47 in), with prickly foliage and spherical blue flower heads in summer.[3]

The Latin specific epithet bannaticus refers to the Banat, a region in Central Europe (now split between Romania, Hungary, and Serbia) where the plant is found.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Echinops bannaticus Rochel ex Schrad.
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  4. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.