Carlina acaulis

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Carlina acaulis L.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   4

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Carlina acaulis is a perennial.

Naming

Carlina acaulis was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Carlina acaulis is a species in the genus Carlina which contains approximately 54 to 75 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Carlina vulgaris.

Characteristics

Carlina acaulis - flowers
Carlina acaulis - inflorescence

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.

Leaves

Carlina acaulis is deciduous. The silver-grey, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are lanceolate with pinnatipartite margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Carlina acaulis produces solitary white many-stellate flowers from July to September.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Carlina acaulis is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles and North Europe.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • rockeries

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 30 to 40 centimetres. Suited as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • The plants develop best if they are left to grow undisturbed.

Propagate by sowing.

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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