Carthamus tinctorius

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Carthamus tinctorius L.

Asteraceae

Life form: annual or biennial
Usage: economic plant / Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Carthamus tinctorius belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Carthamus tinctorius was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Carthamus tinctorius is a species in the genus Carthamus which contains approximately 54 to 74 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Carthamus tinctorius - flowers

Growth

The plants reach heights of 30 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Carthamus tinctorius is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate with undulate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Carthamus tinctorius produces corymbs of orange many-stellate flowers in July.

The plants produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Carthamus tinctorius is native to western Asia and is naturalized in Central Europe and Southern Europe.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Suited as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Carthamus tinctorius is toxic.

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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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