from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of cynaroid Compositæ with a thistle-like habit, remarkable for having its one-flowered heads crowded in dense terminal clusters resembling the ordinary flower-head of the order.
  • noun A genus of Madagascan insectivorous mammals, of the family Centetidæ, containing the sokinah, E. telfairi.

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  • noun genus of Mediterranean and Eurasian herbs: globe thistles


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  • I wish my echinops would be as tall and full as last year, but last year the grashoppers devoured them, especially, and most are dead or 1-2′ tall only and hidden by the coneflowers.

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  • I did buy some echinops with a very similar look and they are fixing to bloom.

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  • Purple Haze is an explosive close up of an echinops flower bursting into bloom.

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  • I'm not worried about things like pennisetum, miscanthus, caryopteris, sages, echinops and other plants with hardy constitutions.

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