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Xeranthemum annuum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Carduoideae
Tribe: Cardueae
Subtribe: Xerantheminae
Genus: Xeranthemum

Xeroloma Cass.

Xeranthemum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae,[2][1] native to Southern Europe.

It has silvery flower heads with purplish tubular flowers.


Species include:[3]

  1. Xeranthemum annuum L. ("annual everlasting"): Central + southern Europe from Spain to Dagestan; Turkey, Caucasus
  2. Xeranthemum cylindraceum Sm.: Central + southern Europe from Portugal to Ukraine; Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Israel
  3. Xeranthemum cylindricum Spreng.
  4. Xeranthemum inapertum (L.) Mill.: southern Europe, North Africa, southwest Asia from Morocco to Turkmenistan
  5. Xeranthemum longepapposum Fisch. & C.A.Mey.: southeastern Europe, southwestern and central Asia
  6. Xeranthemum squarrosum Boiss.: Greece, southwestern and central Asia


  1. ^ a b Tropicos, Xeranthemum L.
  2. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von. 1753. Species Plantarum 2: 857-859 in Latin
  3. ^ The Plant List, retrieved 12 August 2016


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