Cheirolophus junonianus

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Cheirolophus junonianus (Svent.) Holub

Asteraceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Cheirolophus junonianus is a rare shrub with purple flowers.

Naming

Cheirolophus junonianus was already described and the name validly published by Eric R.Svensson Sventenius. It was Josef Holub, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Cheirolophus junonianus 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

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 60 to 100 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Cheirolophus junonianus produces cymes of purple many-stellate flowers from July to August.

The shrubs produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cheirolophus junonianus is native to the Canary Islands.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam.

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • Remove withered flowers if no self-seeding is desired.


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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