Sesleria ovata

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Sesleria ovata (Hoppe) A.Kern.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Poanae
Ordo:
Poales

Sesleria ovata is a grass.

Naming

Sesleria ovata was already described and the name validly published by David Heinrich Hoppe. It was Anton Joseph Kerner, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Sesleria ovata is a species in the genus Sesleria which contains approximately 28 to 36 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family). The type species of the genus is Sesleria caerulea.

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 3 to 10 centimetres.

Leaves

Sesleria ovata is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Sesleria ovata produces flowers that are arranged in panicles from July to August.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Sesleria ovata is native to France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and the Alps.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

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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