Amerosedum stenopetalum

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Amerosedum stenopetalum Pursh

Crassulaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Saxifraganae
Ordo:
Saxifragales

Amerosedum stenopetalum is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Amerosedum stenopetalum was already described and the name validly published by Frederick Traugott Pursh. It was Áskell Löve and Doris Benta Maria Löve, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1985.

Taxonomy

Amerosedum stenopetalum is a species in the genus Amerosedum which contains approximately 1 to 10 species and belongs to the family of the Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Amerosedum stenopetalum has dark-green, simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Amerosedum stenopetalum produces cymes of yellow five-stellate flowers from June to July.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Amerosedum stenopetalum is native to the Northwest of the US and California.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Amerosedum stenopetalum 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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