Echinops ritro

From afar, Echinops ritro on a fine summer morning look like a galaxy of blue moons to me.

CW echinops July 2014

‘Globe thistle’ or ‘blue hedgehog’ seem apt common names ….

Echinops ritro L (AGM)

Violet-blue pom-poms at peak flowering point.

Echinops ritro And honeybee

Beguiled bees feast at the blue nectar bar from dawn to dusk.