Hugueninia tanacetifolia

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Hugueninia tanacetifolia (L.) Rchb.

Brassicaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: cruciform
Fruit: silique

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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
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Hugueninia tanacetifolia, commonly known as Tansy-leaved Rocket, is a succulent perennial.

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Naming

Hugueninia tanacetifolia was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1832.

Taxonomy

Hugueninia tanacetifolia is a species in the genus Hugueninia which contains 2 species and belongs to the family of the Brassicaceae (Mustard Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 20 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Hugueninia tanacetifolia has imparipinnate leaves that are alternate. The lanceolate leaflets are dentate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Hugueninia tanacetifolia produces racemes of yellow cruciform flowers from July to August.

The perennials produce siliques.

Root System

Distribution

Hugueninia tanacetifolia is native to the Iberian Peninsula, France, Italy, Switzerland, the Pyrenees and the southwestern Alps.

Cultivation

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

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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