Sibthorpia europaea

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Sibthorpia europaea (Jacq.) L.H.Bailey

Scrophulariaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   4

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: poricidal capsule

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Sibthorpia europaea is a perennial.

Naming

Sibthorpia europaea was described by Carl Linnaeus. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Sibthorpia europaea is a species in the genus Sibthorpia which contains approximately 2 to 9 species and belongs to the family of the Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 2 to 5 centimetres.

Leaves

Sibthorpia europaea has dark-green, simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are palmately lobed and petiolate, they have entire margins and palmate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Sibthorpia europaea produces solitary light-purple tubular flowers from June to September.

The perennials produce poricidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Sibthorpia europaea is native to Italy and Sardinia.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4).

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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