Asarina procumbens

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Asarina procumbens Mill.

Scrophulariaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   7

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: reniform

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: poricidal capsule

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Asarina procumbens is a perennial.

Naming

Asarina procumbens was described by Philip Miller in 1768. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Asarina procumbens is a species in the genus Asarina which contains approximately 1 to 15 species and belongs to the family of the Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 2 to 5 centimetres.

Leaves

Asarina procumbens is evergreen. The mid-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are reniform, crenate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Asarina procumbens produces solitary ligth-yellow funnel-shaped flowers from May to September.

The perennials produce poricidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Asarina procumbens is native to Northeast Spain and southern France.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Suited as groundcover.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


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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