Sesleria ovata (Hoppe) A.Kern.
Sesleria ovata is a grass.
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 .
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.
The grasses reach heights of 3 to 10 centimetres.
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.
Sesleria ovata is native to France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and the Alps.
The grasses prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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