Bryonia dioica Jacq.
Bryonia dioica, commonly known as white bryony, is a climber.
Bryonia dioica was described by Wenceslaus Bojer in 1837. The name is considered as validly published.
The climbers reach heights of 3 to 4 metres.
Bryonia dioica is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are palmately lobed and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Bryonia dioica produces racemes of ligth-yellow five-stellate flowers from June to September.
The climbers carry ornamental berries.
Bryonia dioica is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the eastern Central Europe and Northwest Africa.
The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be loamy soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
Suited as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
Bryonia dioica is toxic.
Please read the health issues note!
Pests and Diseases
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