Pallenis spinosa   Spiny Golden Star

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This plant is a close relation of the Fleabanes (Inula sp). The hairy leaves and stem plus the distinctive bracts each tipped with a spine, are typical characters.

P. spinosa grows throughout most of the Mediterranean.

Pallenis spinosa

Pallenis spinosa Spiny Golden Star

By freshwater spring near Asklipio, Rhodes 15th May 2010

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Pallenis spinosa Spiny Golden Star

RHS: Near Asklipio, Rhodes 15th May 2010 LHS: Cortijo Valverde, Andalucia, Spain 26th March 2008

Added on February 8th 2011

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