Carthamus lanatus L.

Fam:   Asteraceae (Compositae)
Genus:  Carthamus L.
Species: Carthamus lanatus L.
English Name: Saffron thistle,  Woolly safflower


Hardy herbaceous plants with spiny, serrated or feather-like cut leaves. Hermaphrodite flowers; less peripheral blossoms are female or sexless. Baskets single or collected in thyroid inflorescence and surrounded by the upper leaves, which gradually pass into the little leaves of the shell. Wrapping notes ends with little thistle, prickly cilia or ruptured appendix. Blossoms yellow, purple or blue. Fruits naked, back oval, 4-wall or flattened, usually without protruding ribs. Kite composed of flakes or bristles, and sometimes lacking. Torus with flakes.
Blossoms yellow. Kite fetal rusty.

C. lanatus L. (Annual plants - Biennial plants) – Over dry stony places. It occurs almost throughout Bulgaria (1). VII - IX. (F, JI). Fig. 1487.

Flowering Time: Blooms: July - September

References: „Флора на България”, Н. Стоянов, Б. Стефанов, Б. Китанов, част II, Наука и Изкуство, София, (1967)

Distribution in Bulgaria: They grow on dry stony places. It is found almost at all appropriate floristic regions over Bulgaria up to1000 meters altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law. Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие

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