Cladanthus mixtus

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Cladanthus mixtus (L.) All.

Asteraceae

Life form: annual or biennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: solitary

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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Cladanthus mixtus belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Contents

Naming

Cladanthus mixtus was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Christoph Oberprieler and Robert M. Vogt, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 2002.

Taxonomy

Cladanthus mixtus is a species in the genus Cladanthus which contains approximately 5 to 7 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Cladanthus mixtus has alternate leaves.

Flowers and Fruits

Cladanthus mixtus produces solitary white many-stellate flowers.

The plants produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or sandy clay 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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