Regularity: Regularly occurring
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Echinops ritro
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Echinops ritro
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable
Echinops ritro is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to southern central and southeastern Europe, and western Asia. It is a compact, bushy herbaceous perennial thistle, growing to 60 cm (24 in) tall, with broad prickly leaves and bearing globes of steel-blue flowers 2.5 cm - 4.5 cm in diameter, in late summer.
- RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Echinops ritro". Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Echinops ritro subsp. ruthenicus". Retrieved 17 July 2013.
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Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Kartesz (1994 and 1999) spell the epithet 'rito', however, this appears to be in error. The International Plant Names Index has 'ritro' (web data as of May 2011), citing Species Plantarum (Linnaeus 1753). So does Flora of North America (vol. 19, 2006).
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