Catalan common name : Cap d'ase. Tomaní.
Spanish common name : Cantueso.
Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Tarragona. Valencia.
Distribution in the islands : Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : Mediterranean
Flowering time : May. June. July.
Life-forms : Chameophyte. Nanophanerophyte. Perennial.
Habitat : Pine woodlands and garriques.
Uses and properties : Aromatic.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : An aromatic shrub with whole, greyish leaves. It forms a spiky inflorescence at the top of the branches; the spike has some blue sterile bracts at the top, which are very eye-catching; the very dark violet flowers are tiny and not very eye-catching. This plant generally lives in siliceous soils, but in both Mallorca and Eivissa it can be found in carbonate substrates. It flowers in spring.