Aconitum anthora

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Aconitum anthora L.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial

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Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: clay - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Ranunculales

Aconitum anthora is a perennial.

Naming

Aconitum anthora was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aconitum anthora is a species in the genus Aconitum which contains approximately 383 to 521 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Aconitum napellus.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 60 to 75 centimetres.

Leaves

Aconitum anthora is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Aconitum anthora produces ligth-yellow flowers in August.

The perennials carry black follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Aconitum anthora is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles and North Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, West-Siberia and Central Asia.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Aconitum anthora is toxic.

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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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