Celmisia sessiliflora

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Celmisia sessiliflora Hook.f.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: cushion- or mound-forming

Taxonomy

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

Celmisia sessiliflora is a perennial.

Naming

Celmisia sessiliflora was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1864. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Celmisia sessiliflora is a species in the genus Celmisia which contains approximately 85 to 90 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 2 to 5 centimetres.

Leaves

Celmisia sessiliflora is evergreen. The yellow-green, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are linear.

Flowers and Fruits

Celmisia sessiliflora produces solitary white many-stellate flowers in June.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Celmisia sessiliflora is native to to the mountain regions of New Zealand.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

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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