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Eryngium bourgatii

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Apiaceae
Scientific name  Eryngium bourgatii
Rank  Species
Order  Apiales
Genus  Eryngium
Higher classification  Eryngium
Eryngium bourgatii Plant Profile for Eryngium bourgatii Mediterranean Sea Holly Perennial
Similar  Eryngium, Eryngium maritimum, Eryngium giganteum, Umbelifers, Eryngium alpinum

Eryngium bourgatii (Mediterranean sea holly) is a species of flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey, France, and Spain. It is a perennial herb growing to 15–45 cm (6–18 in) tall. The spherical blue flowerheads have spiny bracts.

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The plant was named for a French medical doctor named Bourgat who collected plants in the Pyrenees in the company of the author of the species (Antoine Gouan) in 1766–67.

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Numerous cultivars have been produced for garden use, of which 'Oxford Blue' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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References

Eryngium bourgatii Wikipedia


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