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Silver thistle, Stemless carline thistle or Carlina acaulis is a plant of the Asteraceae family.
It is a perennial that is found particularly in the mountains such as edelweiss, yellow gentian or genipi.
This silver thistle with a shiny and leathery aspect, measures 10 cm high and 30 cm long.
Its flowers are silvery.
Its flower closes when the weather is wet or rainy.
This phenomenon is meant to serve as a barometer for predicting time in the short term.
Young, Stemless carline thistle can be eaten like artichokes.
It is preserved for a long time dried to decorate the facades and doors of the mountain houses.
Sowing silver thistle seeds:
Begin by stratifying the seeds for 3 months in the refrigerator, or of course leaving them outside during all the winter.
Once the stratification is done, prepare pots of finely screened garden soil then bury the seeds of carline under 1 cm deep leaving the steering wheel behind.
Sprinkle gently with a sprayer.
Finally, place the crop in a place with a temperature between 10 and 15 ° C.
Germination of Stemless carline thistle seeds usually takes 1 to 2 months.
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