Tristagma uniflorum

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Tristagma uniflorum (Lindl.) Traub

Liliaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Liliales

Tristagma uniflorum is a perennial with leaves that have a leek-like smell.

Naming

Tristagma uniflorum was already described and the name validly published by John Lindley. It was Hamilton Paul Traub, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Tristagma uniflorum is a species in the genus Tristagma which contains approximately 32 to 34 species and belongs to the family of the Alliaceae (Garlic Family).

Characteristics

Tristagma uniflorum - habitus
Tristagma uniflorum - flowers

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 20 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Tristagma uniflorum is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Tristagma uniflorum produces solitary light-purple six-stellate flowers from March to May.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Tristagma uniflorum is native to Uruguay and Argentina and is naturalized in France and Great Britain.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Suited for rockeries and for beds and borders, as well as suited as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.

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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