Species name:

Onopordum illyricum

Taxonomy

Species

illyricum

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Classifier

L.

Distribution

Europe, Western Mediterranean area, North Africa, West Asia, North America and Australia. In Italy prefers fallow, ruins and grazing (0-1200 m)

Utility

Folk medicine and Biodiversity. It provides a very good contribution of food for wild bees

Flowering time

V - VIII

Pollen colour

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Pollen

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Nectar

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Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subcircular
Onopordum illyricum
Onopordum illyricum
Onopordum illyricum
Equatorial view : Subcircular, Suboblate
Onopordum illyricum
Onopordum illyricum
Onopordum illyricum