Hymenoxys scaposa

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Hymenoxys scaposa (DC.) K.F.Parker

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade   4

Moisture: dry

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Hymenoxys scaposa is a perennial.

Naming

Hymenoxys scaposa was already described and the name validly published by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. It was Kittie Fenley Parker, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1950.

Taxonomy

Hymenoxys scaposa is a species in the genus Hymenoxys which contains approximately 40 to 64 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 20 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Hymenoxys scaposa has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are lanceolate, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Hymenoxys scaposa produces solitary yellow many-stellate flowers from March to October.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Hymenoxys scaposa is native to Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, the southern Prairie States of the US and North Mexico.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or loamy clay 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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