Gundelia

G. tenuisecta The gundelia is a spiny, thistle-like flowering plant, any of several species of the genus Gundelia, in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), particularly G. tournefortii. It is found in the semi-desert areas of Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Anatolia. Gundelia tournefortii, garnered medi...
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Gundelia

Gundelia is a genus of Asiatic composite plants with thistle-like leaves and large, handsome purple flowers.
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