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« on: November 08, 2011, 10:00:12 AM »
Eryngium maritimum (sea holly).
There are lots of these textureful plants on the beach between Latchi and Polis, making nice pictorial essays with the sand in tones of brown just now.
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I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England



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Eryngium 2014
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 02:42:29 PM »
We have a couple of native species of Eryngium in Australia and a local one is Eryngium ovinum. We spotted some yesterday when I didn't have a camera so I plucked a couple of stems to bring home to photograph (and maybe get some viable seeds!);
The first picture shows the comparison between it and the imported E. planum,
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!



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Re: Eryngium ovinum
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 04:00:42 PM »
It's got a very good deep colour!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society