Laserpitium siler

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Laserpitium siler L.

Apiaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   4

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: bipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: compound umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Cornidae
Superordo:
Aralianae
Ordo:
Araliales

Laserpitium siler is a perennial.

Naming

Taxonomy

Laserpitium siler is a species in the genus Laserpitium which contains approximately 1 to 103 species and belongs to the family of the Apiaceae (Carrot Family). The type species of the genus is Laserpitium gallicum.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 60 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Laserpitium siler has bipinnate leaves that are alternate. The linear leaflets are entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Laserpitium siler produces compound umbels of white five-stellate flowers from June to August.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Laserpitium siler is native to to the mountain regions of the Iberian Peninsula, France and Central Europe as well as the Apennine and the Balkan Peninsula.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4).

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 40 to 50 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants need little to no maintenance if grown under suitable conditions.

  • Remove flower heads after flowering.
  • Cut back in autumn.


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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