Anthyllis vulneraria

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Anthyllis vulneraria L.

Fabaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: cluster

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Anthyllis vulneraria is a perennial.

Naming

Anthyllis vulneraria was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Anthyllis vulneraria is a species in the genus Anthyllis which contains approximately 75 to 159 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Anthyllis vulneraria - flowers

Growth

The perennials are comparatively short-lived and reach heights of 20 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Anthyllis vulneraria is deciduous. The dark-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are elliptic.

Flowers and Fruits

Anthyllis vulneraria produces cluster of ligth-yellow pea-shaped flowers from May to June.


Root System

Distribution

Anthyllis vulneraria is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, North Afrika and Ethiopia.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 20 to 30 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 10. Suited as groundcover and as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants need little to no maintenance if grown under suitable conditions.

Propagate by sowing or by 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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