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Xeranthemum annuum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cynareae
Genus: Xeranthemum

Xeroloma Cass.

Xeranthemum is a group of plants in the sunflower family,[2][1] native to Southern Europe.

It has silvery flower heads with purplish tubular flowers.


Species include:[3]

  1. Xeranthemum annuum L. - Central + southern Europe from Spain to Dagestan; Turkey, Caucasus
  2. Xeranthemum cylindraceum Sm. - Central + southern Europe from Portugal to Ukraine; Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Israel
  3. Xeranthemum cylindricum Spreng.
  4. Xeranthemum inapertum (L.) Mill. - southern Europe, North Africa, southwest Asia from Morocco to Turkmenistan
  5. Xeranthemum longepapposum Fisch. & C.A.Mey. - southeastern Europe, southwestern and central Asia
  6. Xeranthemum squarrosum Boiss. - Greece, southwestern and central Asia