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Authors: Heldr.   Sart.  

Botanical Description

ex Boiss. Hummock-forming subshrub 15-30cm high and much wider, the old stems spiny, the spines being modified from the hardened pseudumbel rays. Leaves about 1cm long, elliptic to ovate. Raylet leaves chrome-yellow. Greece and Turkey on dry rocky limestone slopes and in open pinewoods on serpentine. Not fully hardy, but an intriguing alpine house subject.