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Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon) is a species of perennial herb in the family Asteraceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is native to Spain, Morocco, France, Yugoslavia, Portugal, Tunisia, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, and Libya. Cardoon has simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Heliotaurus ruficollis (Fabricius 1781) Fabricius 1781. Cardoon is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 0.8 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of cardoon. View this species on GBIF