Iberis carnosa

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Iberis carnosa Willd.

Brassicaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

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

Iberis carnosa belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Iberis carnosa was described by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1800. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Iberis carnosa is a species in the genus Iberis which contains approximately 35 to 62 species and belongs to the family of the Brassicaceae (Mustard Family). The type species of the genus is Iberis semperflorens.

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 5 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Iberis carnosa has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Iberis carnosa produces racemes of light-purple cruciform flowers from May to July.

The plants produce silicles.

Root System

Distribution

Iberis carnosa is native to to the mountain regions of France, the Apennine and Balkan Peninsula as well as Tunesia.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam.

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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