Carlina tragacanthifolia is endemic to the SE Aegean islands and is particularly common on Karpathos. It is a conspicuous shrublet forming dense, very spiny cushions, covered with golden-yellow capitula from mid-July to September. A somewhat similar species, C. barnebiana, is endemic to E Kriti and Karpathos. Both grow in hot and dry, gravelly lowland habitats.
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Greece (East Aegean islands ‒ present; East Central Greece ‒ absent; Ionian Islands ‒ absent; Kiklades ‒ present; Kriti and Karpathos ‒ present; North Aegean islands ‒ absent; North Central Greece ‒ absent; North Pindos ‒ absent; North-East Greece ‒ absent; Peloponnisos ‒ absent; South Pindos ‒ absent; Sterea Ellas ‒ absent; West Aegean islands ‒ absent)
Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands