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Ui plant above Lago la Ercina SIS 1

Observed: 12th August 2007 By: Shadow30Shadow30’s reputation in PlantsShadow30’s reputation in PlantsShadow30’s reputation in Plants
Ui plant above Lago la Ercina SIS 1
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jocelyn m's picture

plant

I think this is an eryngium, otherwise known as sea holly. It usually grows on sand-dunes near the sea.

synan's picture

It is, but...

... many Eryngium species aren't coastal plants. E. maritimum is coastal, and is the one most commonly referred to as sea holly.

Nigel

Shadow30's picture

Amethyst Sea Thistle

Is this synonymous with Italian Eryngo please?

John

synan's picture

Yes

Italian Eryngo is one common name for Eryngium amethystinum.

Nigel

Shadow30's picture

Many thanks

Many thanks

John

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Amethyst Sea thistle

This was considerably inland and at a considerable altitude.

John

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Eryngium bourgatii

Any chance it could be above?

John

martinjohnbishop's picture

Yes, location and habitat agrees

it occurs in dry stony places in the mountains Spain, Pyrenees.
E. amethystinum does not occur naturally in Spain. However,
I cannot see enough of the plant to make a positive identification.