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Jul
2010
Antennaria dioica
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Antennaria dioica (L.) Gaertner

Synonyms -

Popular names - Sempiterni di Montagna, pied di gatto, bambagia selvatica, stoloniferous pussytoes.

Distribution and Habitat - grows on acidic soils, deciduous and coniferous forests, subalpine and alpine meadows, 100 - 2300 meters altitude.

Description - perennial species, horizontal rhizome runners from 2-10 cm. Ends with an erect stem branched corymb. Basal leaves spatulate, 3-5 x 20-40 mm mucronat top. Capitulum inflorescence 5 x 7 mm, one 2-10, white or pink scvame female inflorescences. Blooms in June-August. Fruit achenes 1 mm white doll.

Growth rate - moderate.

Requirements - exhibitions sunny well-drained soils.

Propagation - by dividing rhizomes, early spring. The seeds on sandy substrate, in early spring. </ P>

Properties and Uses - plant contains tannins and resin.


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