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Flowers:

April to July

Onopordum cyprium (Compositae)

Cyprus Scotch Thistle

Erect, little-branched perennial with narrow winged and spiny stems. Flower heads purplish to white with characteristic reflexed spines. Common on waste ground.

A Cyprus endemic species.

 

Note the characteristic reflexed spines

Corallia Bay. 20.5.2004