What is the plant
Xeranthemum is a group of plants in the sunflower family, native to Southern Europe.
It has silvery flower heads with purplish tubular flowers.
Plants 10–80(–200) cm; nodal spines 0. Leaves: petioles 20–100(–140+) mm; blades suborbiculate to ± pentagonal or deltate, 4–12(–18+) × 3–10(–18+) cm, sometimes palmately 3–5-lobed, abaxial faces green, hirtellous. Burs 10–30+ mm. 2n = 36.
jul-aug (summer), sep-oct (fall)
How to get rid of:
Mechanical removal is often the most
desirable. This can be accomplished with sharp hoes, shovels, or hand pulling
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