Berteroa incana

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Berteroa incana (L.) DC.

Brassicaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: cruciform
Fruit: silicle

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Capparales

Berteroa incana belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Berteroa incana was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1821.

Taxonomy

Berteroa incana is a species in the genus Berteroa which contains approximately 6 to 7 species and belongs to the family of the Brassicaceae (Mustard Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 30 to 80 centimetres.

Leaves

Berteroa incana is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Berteroa incana produces racemes of yellow cruciform flowers in October.

The plants produce silicles.

Root System

Distribution

Berteroa incana is native to Central Europe, eastern Central Europe, Danmark, the Balkan Peninsula, the Caucasus, West-Siberia, East Siberia and Central Asia and is naturalized in the British Isles, in Northern Europe, France, in the Iberian Peninsula and in North America.

Cultivation

The plants tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Suited as bee pasture.

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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