Aphanes arvensis

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Aphanes arvensis L.

Rosaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: nutlet

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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:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Aphanes arvensis belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Aphanes arvensis was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aphanes arvensis is a species in the genus Aphanes which contains approximately 7 to 15 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 5 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Aphanes arvensis is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are palmately lobed.

Flowers and Fruits

Aphanes arvensis produces cymes of green flowers from May to September.

The plants produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Aphanes arvensis is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Caucasus, northern Iran, Madeira and Northwest Africa and is naturalized in North America and Australia.

Cultivation

Uses

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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