Leontodon autumnalis

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Leontodon autumnalis L.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: decidious

Shape: oblanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Leontodon autumnalis is a perennial.

Naming

Leontodon autumnalis was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Leontodon autumnalis is a species in the genus Leontodon which contains approximately 52 to 222 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Leontodon hispidus.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 10 to 80 centimetres.

Leaves

Leontodon autumnalis is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are oblanceolate, sinuate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Leontodon autumnalis produces corymbs of yellow many-stellate flowers from July to September.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Leontodon autumnalis is native to the whole of Europe, West-Siberia, Northwest Africa and Greenland.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil.

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas

Uses

Suited as bee pasture.

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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