Stipa zalesskii

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Stipa zalesskii

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

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

Stipa zalesskii is a grass.

Naming

Stipa zalesskii was described by D.G. Wilensky. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Stipa zalesskii is a species in the genus Stipa which contains approximately 391 to 439 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 30 to 75 centimetres.

Leaves

Stipa zalesskii has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Stipa zalesskii are arranged in panicles.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Stipa zalesskii is native to Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Sibiria, Central Asia, the Caucasus, China and Mongolia.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist 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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