Adonis amurensis

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Adonis amurensis Regel & Radde

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: shade   3

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: tripinnate

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: nutlet

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

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

Adonis amurensis is a perennial.

Naming

Adonis amurensis was described by Eduard August von Regel and Gustav Ferdinand Richard Johannes von Radde. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Adonis amurensis 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

The perennials have a clumpforming habit and reach heights of 20 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

Adonis amurensis is deciduous. The dark-green, tripinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are linear and have entire margins. The leaves are around 20 to 30 centimetres large and have a glabrous surface.

Flowers and Fruits

Adonis amurensis produces solitary yellow cup-shaped flowers from February to April.

The perennials produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Adonis amurensis is native to Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Sakhalin.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
  • woods (soil usually rich in organic material)

Uses

Adonis amurensis is considered a collector's perennial. The recommended planting distance is 30 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for moorland gardens and for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing.

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Adonis amurensis 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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