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Catananche caerulea L., it is a perennial plant, of 20–90 cm high, it has eighteen chromosomes (2n=18). The leaves a basal rosette of many linear leaves of 2–20 cm, which may be entire or are pinnately incised, creating linear lobes mostly directed towards the tip. The leaves are covered in long soft woolly hairs  lying on the surface, giving both leaf surfaces a greyish green color. Life Form: Ch, Flowering in:——,   Vern: ——–l, Phytochoria: ES+MED, The native range of this species is Central Europe to W. Medit.  Notes  Wild in Libya

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Distribution in Libya
Jabal Nafusa
Reported from Tarhuna by Durand & Barratte


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S. M. H. & El-Gadi, A. (1983) Flora of Libya, Asteraceae Vol. (107) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files