Anaphalis triplinervis

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Anaphalis triplinervis (Sims) C.B.Clarke

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   5

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: single
Habit: erect

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

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

Anaphalis triplinervis is a perennial with light grey to white flowers with a yellow eye.

Naming

Anaphalis triplinervis was already described and the name validly published by John Sims. It was Charles Baron Clarke, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1876 based on a prior description by John Sims.

Taxonomy

Anaphalis triplinervis is a species in the genus Anaphalis which contains approximately 126 to 134 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Anaphalis triplinervis - habitus
Anaphalis triplinervis - flowers
Anaphalis triplinervis - inflorescence

Growth

The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 20 to 50 centimetres.

Leaves

Anaphalis triplinervis is deciduous. The grey-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate and sessile with entire margins and parallel venation. The leaves are around 20 to 30 centimetres large.

Flowers and Fruits

Anaphalis triplinervis produces dense corymbs of erect, light grey to white flowers with a yellow eye. The flowers are many-stellate and almost globose. The plants flower from July to September.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Anaphalis triplinervis is native to the Himalaya.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas
  • rockeries
  • steppes/dry forests (usually calcareous soil)
  • woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)

Uses

Anaphalis triplinervis is considered a valuable wild perennial. The recommended planting distance is 30 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 10. Suited for moorland gardens, rockeries, roof greening and for beds and borders, as well as suited as a neighbour to roses, slope plant and as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.

  • Cut back in autumn.

Propagation

  • Sowing
  • Cuttings
  • Division


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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