Cerastium biebersteinii

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Cerastium biebersteinii DC.

Caryophyllaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: dichasial cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: mat-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales
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Cerastium biebersteinii is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Cerastium biebersteinii was described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1823. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cerastium biebersteinii is a species in the genus Cerastium which contains approximately 259 to 380 species and belongs to the family of the Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family). The type species of the genus is Cerastium arvense.

Characteristics

Cerastium biebersteinii - flowers

Growth

The comparatively fast-growing perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 5 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

Cerastium biebersteinii is evergreen. The yellow-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are linear and sessile. The leaves are around 10 to 20 centimetres large.

Flowers and Fruits

Cerastium biebersteinii produces dichasial cymes of white five-stellate flowers from May to June.


Root System

Distribution

Cerastium biebersteinii is native to the Crimean Peninsula.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 8 and 10.

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • rockeries

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 30 to 35 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 15. Suited for cottage gardens, rockeries, roof greening and for beds and borders, as well as suited as a neighbour to roses, cemetery plant, groundcover, container plant and as slope plant.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagation

  • Sowing
  • Cuttings
  • Division


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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