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Slovenian Carline thistle

Observed: 21st July 2011 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in Plants
Carlina acaulis (Stemless carline thistle, Dwarf carline thistle, or Silver thistle)
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Which Carlina

Thanks for the suggestion Andrew. I did consider C. acanthifolia and am not sure how to separate it visually from C.acaulis (is this possible from a photo?), but thought C. acaulis more likely from the location, at around 1800m in Triglav park. C. acaulis is listed on the park's species list, but not C.acanthifolia (though the list may not be complete), but more than this, C. acaulis is known to grow way up to 2500m or so, but I can only find records of C. acanthifolia up to around 1500m. zipodezoo.com also states the typical range for acanthifolia as up to 1250m, acaulis to 2500m . This site also lists acanthifolia as a lower altitude species than acaulis: http://herbier-a3v.org/herbiernum/habitats.php

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.