Packera cardamine

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Packera cardamine

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: reniform

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Packera cardamine, commonly known as bittercress ragwort, is a perennial.

Naming

Packera cardamine was already described and the name validly published by Edward Lee Greene. It was William Alfred Weber and Áskell Löve, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1981.

Taxonomy

Packera cardamine is a species in the genus Packera which contains approximately 74 to 76 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 20 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Packera cardamine has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are reniform, crenate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Packera cardamine produces cymes of yellow many-stellate flowers from June to July.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Packera cardamine is native to the Southwest of the US.

Cultivation

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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