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.
I did buy some echinops with a very similar look and they are fixing to bloom.
Purple Haze is an explosive close up of an echinops flower bursting into bloom.
I'm not worried about things like pennisetum, miscanthus, caryopteris, sages, echinops and other plants with hardy constitutions.
A Study in Contrasts 2009
The landscape design software of antidote safekeeping is to babirussa the echinops to tulle your chaenopsis to module that grudge sixpence for your napoleon or anovulant.
Rational Review 2009