Erodium rupestre

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Erodium rupestre (Pourr. ex Cav.) Guitt.

Geraniaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: not specified

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Geranianae
Ordo:
Geraniales

Erodium rupestre is a perennial.

Naming

Erodium rupestre was already described and the name validly published by Antonio José Cavanilles. It was Guy Georges Guittonneau, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1963.

Taxonomy

Erodium rupestre is a species in the genus Erodium which contains approximately 140 to 182 species and belongs to the family of the Geraniaceae (Geranium Family). The type species of the genus is Erodium crassifolium.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 15 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Erodium rupestre has petiolate leaves.

Flowers and Fruits

Erodium rupestre produces umbels of pink five-stellate flowers from June to July.


Root System

Distribution

Erodium rupestre is native to Northeast Spain.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

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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