Eryngium maritimum

Eryngium maritimum

Typical coastal plant, confined to sandy habitats. It is relatively widespread in Europe, but more or less uncommon in Bulgaria, due to the rarity of habitats. Here it occurs mainly on the Northern and the Southern Black Sea coast, but also in isolated locality in the Thracian Lowland. The flowering is from June to September. The species is protected by the national Biodiversity Act and is listed on the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria as Endangered.

Eryngium maritimum

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