Cardopatium corymbosum occurs from S Italy through the S Balkan Peninsula and Anatolia to Cyprus and W Syria. It is a spiny perennial, very conspicuous in dry grassland in the middle and late summer, producing a dense, dome-shaped corymb of bright blue capitula.
GR(IoI SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe Kik KK EAe)
Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North Aegean islands present; North Central Greece present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Coastal habitats, Agricultural and Ruderal habitats
Presidential Decree 67/81