Cheirolophus canariensis

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Cheirolophus canariensis (Willd.) Holub

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

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

Cheirolophus canariensis is a rare perennial with pale purple flowers.

Naming

Cheirolophus canariensis was already described and the name validly published by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow based on a prior description by Pierre Marie Auguste Broussonet. It was Josef Holub, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Cheirolophus canariensis is a species in the genus Cheirolophus which contains approximately 26 to 27 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Cheirolophus canariensis - habitus

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 50 to 120 centimetres.

Leaves

Cheirolophus canariensis has dark-green, simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are lanceolate, pinnatipartite and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Cheirolophus canariensis produces solitary light-purple many-stellate flowers from June to August.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cheirolophus canariensis is native to the Canary Islands.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Suited for nature gardens, rockeries and for mixed borders.

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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