Acanthus family – Acanthaceae

Large, robust perennials with dissected leaves, tall flower-spikes and deep roots. 1 species found on Corfu.

Acanthus spinosus – Spiny bear’s breech
A thistle-like perennial with dissected leaves that have spiny teeth. The snapdragon-like flowers, arranged in spiny spikes are whitish with coloured bracts. A widespread species that flowers in May – June on Corfu.



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