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Spiny cushion

Observed: 6th November 2011 By: spotted catspotted cat’s reputation in Plantsspotted cat’s reputation in Plantsspotted cat’s reputation in Plants
Spiny cushion
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Description:

Extremely dense spiny plant, forming hard flattish cushion about 10cm thick. Walking stick in last photo has diameter of 2cm. Thorns (or are they needle-like leaves?) are extremely sharp, as I found out to my cost...

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Acantholimon androsaceum
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

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Forgot to say it was growing

Forgot to say it was growing at at least 2000m altitude in the White Mountains of Crete.