Armeria alpina

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Armeria alpina Willd.

Plumbaginaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   4

Moisture: dry

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Plumbaginanae
Ordo:
Plumbaginales

Armeria alpina is a perennial.

Naming

Armeria alpina was already described and the name validly published by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. It was Carl Ludwig von Willdenow, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1809.

Taxonomy

Armeria alpina is a species in the genus Armeria which contains approximately 122 to 160 species and belongs to the family of the Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort Family).

Characteristics

Armeria alpina - flowers

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Armeria alpina is evergreen. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Armeria alpina produces cymes of light purple funnel-shaped flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Armeria alpina is native to France, Italy, Austria and the Balkan Peninsula.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy or gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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