Aegopodium podagraria

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Aegopodium podagraria L.

Apiaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: half shade - Exposure: shade  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: ovate

Division: bipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: mat-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Cornidae
Superordo:
Aralianae
Ordo:
Araliales

Aegopodium podagraria is a perennial.

Naming

Aegopodium podagraria was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aegopodium podagraria is a species in the genus Aegopodium which contains approximately 8 to 11 species and belongs to the family of the Apiaceae (Carrot Family).

Characteristics

Aegopodium podagraria - habitus

Growth

The perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 30 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Aegopodium podagraria has green, bipinnate leaves that are alternate. The ovate leaflets are dentate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aegopodium podagraria produces umbels of white five-stellate flowers from June to August.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Aegopodium podagraria is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles and Sicily, Turkey, the Caucasus, West-Siberia, East Siberia and Central Asia and is naturalized in Brazil.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady to shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, clay, sandy clay, loamy clay or peaty soil.

Uses

Suited as bee pasture.

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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