Adonis aleppica

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Adonis aleppica Boiss.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

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Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: nutlet

 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Adonis aleppica belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Adonis aleppica was described by Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1841. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Adonis aleppica is a species in the genus Adonis which contains approximately 37 to 53 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Adonis annua.

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Adonis aleppica is deciduous. The leaves are alternate. They are entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Adonis aleppica produces solitary cup-shaped flowers from April to June.

The plants produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Adonis aleppica is native to Turkey, Syria and northern Iraq.

Cultivation

The plants prefer fresh to moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Adonis aleppica 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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