Globularia cordifolia (NL: "Hartbladige kogelbloem" / EN: Heart-leaved Globe-daisy / DE: Herzblättige Kugelblumme / FR: Globulaire à feuilles en coeur) is a low prostrate perennial with creeping, almost woody stalks, and wedge shaped, notched leaves., which form rosettes at the base of the solitary pedicel. The species prefers limestone rock crevices. It can be found in the mountains of central and southern Europe from the Pyrenees to the Balkans, in the Swiss Jura mountains and the limestone Alps at altitudes of about 2000 m above sea level. Under the old Cronquist system of plant classification, the genus Globularia was treated in its own family, Globulariaceae, but genetic evidence has shown that the genus belongs in the family Plantaginaceae.
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