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Globularia alypum

Αλυπον το φρυγανώδες, κατα Ορφανίδην σφαιριανθές ή σφαιράνθεμον, άλυπον (Διοσκ.), κοινώς στουρέκι, τσουρέκι, τσουράκι, τσουκλάδι, σέννα, σιδέρι, αλληλούια, της προβατίνας το χορτάρι. Θαμνίον αειθαλλές, τα φύλλα και τα σπέρματά καθαρτικά παρά τω λαώ. -- Γεννάδιος


Globularia is a genus of about 22 species of flowering plants in the family Plantaginaceae, native to central and southern Europe, Macaronesia, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. They are dense low evergreen mat-forming perennials or subshrubs, with leathery oval leaves 1–10 cm long. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences (capitula) held above the plant on a 1–30 cm tall stem; the capitula is 1–3 cm in diameter, with numerous tightly packed purple, violet, pink or white flowers. --Wiki

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Taken on February 6, 2014