Baccharis dioica

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Baccharis dioica Vahl

Asteraceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales
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Baccharis dioica is a shrub.

Contents

Naming

Baccharis dioica was described by Martin Vahl in 1794. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Baccharis dioica is a species in the genus Baccharis which contains approximately 430 to 523 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 50 to 300 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Baccharis dioica is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are obovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Baccharis dioica produces panicles of white many-stellate flowers from August to November.

The shrubs produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Baccharis dioica is native to Mexico, Florida and the West Indies.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be loamy or sandy-loamy soil.

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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