Chaenorhinum glareosum

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Chaenorhinum glareosum (Boiss.) Willk.

Scrophulariaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: poricidal capsule

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: mat-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Chaenorhinum glareosum is a perennial.

Naming

Chaenorhinum glareosum was already described and the name validly published by Pierre Edmond Boissier. It was Heinrich Moritz Willkomm, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Chaenorhinum glareosum is a species in the genus Chaenorhinum which contains approximately 34 to 40 species and belongs to the family of the Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 15 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Chaenorhinum glareosum has fern-green, simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are ovate and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Chaenorhinum glareosum produces racemes of light-purple tubular flowers from June to August.

The perennials produce poricidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Chaenorhinum glareosum is native to southern Spain.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty 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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