Beckmannia eruciformis

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Beckmannia eruciformis (L.) Host

Poaceae

Life form: grass
Usage: economic plant / Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moist bis Moisture: wet

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

105B / 002984 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Poanae
Ordo:
Poales

Beckmannia eruciformis is a grass.

Naming

Beckmannia eruciformis was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Nicolaus Thomas Host, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1805.

Taxonomy

Beckmannia eruciformis is a species in the genus Beckmannia which contains 2 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 30 to 150 centimetres.

Leaves

Beckmannia eruciformis is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Beckmannia eruciformis produces spikes of dark-blue flowers from June to July.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Beckmannia eruciformis is native to Italy, eastern Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Northwest Iran, West-Siberia, Central Asia and East Asia and is naturalized in Germany and North America.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moist to wet 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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