Pallenis spinosa

Spiny starwort                                                                                       Καρφόχορτο

Asteraceae - daisy family                                                                                          Dicot.


A plant of dry grassland, Pallenis spinosa, is a resilient species which is welcomed into many Mediterranean gardens*, because of its interesting bright greenish yellow flower heads surrounded by a star of green bracts.

It belongs to the small genus Pallenis, which has only 10 recognised taxa (species and subspecies).

*See Mediterranean Garden Society Forum:

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Pallenis from Latin palea meaning chaff - from chaffy receptacle

spinosa - Latin for thorny

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