Cosmos diversifolius

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Cosmos diversifolius Otto

Asteraceae

Life form: annual or biennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

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

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Cosmos diversifolius belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Cosmos diversifolius was described by Christoph Friedrich Otto. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cosmos diversifolius is a species in the genus Cosmos which contains approximately 42 to 48 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Cosmos diversifolius has opposite leaves.

Flowers and Fruits

Cosmos diversifolius produces many-stellate flowers from August to October.

The plants produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cosmos diversifolius is native to Mexico.

Cultivation

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

Uses

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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