Kernera saxatilis

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Kernera saxatilis (L.) Sweet

Brassicaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: spatulate

Division: simple

Shape: cruciform
Fruit: silicle

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Capparales

Kernera saxatilis is a perennial.

Naming

Kernera saxatilis was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Robert Sweet, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1827.

Taxonomy

Kernera saxatilis is a species in the genus Kernera which contains approximately 2 to 4 species and belongs to the family of the Brassicaceae (Mustard Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 10 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Kernera saxatilis has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are spatulate, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Kernera saxatilis produces racemes of white cruciform flowers from June to July.

The perennials produce silicles.

Root System

Distribution

Kernera saxatilis is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles and North Europe.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures down to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

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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