Aconitum x cammarum

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Aconitum x cammarum 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 - Soil: peat

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: follicle

82C / 7b4c9a 

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 x cammarum is a perennial.

Naming

Aconitum x cammarum was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1762. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aconitum x cammarum 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 1,2 to 1,5 metres.

Leaves

Aconitum x cammarum is deciduous. The green leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aconitum x cammarum produces purple flowers from July to August.

The perennials carry black follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Aconitum x cammarum is native to Europe.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, clay, sandy clay, loamy clay or peaty soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Uses

Suited as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Aconitum x cammarum 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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