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2011
Daphne mezereum - spurge Laurel
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Daphne mezereum L.

Synonyms -

Popular names - liliac de padure, tulchina, piperul lupului, daphne, fior di stecco, spurge Laurel, Mezereon, Dwarf Bay.

Distribution and Habitat - a native of Europe and western Asia, growing on calcareous soils.

Description - deciduu shrub, 0.3-1 m tall, erect or ascending branches, gray-brown, shaggy lujerii youngsters. Leaves 30-80 x 8-25 mm, oblong-lanceolate, glabra, or hair. Pink-purple flowers, very fragrant, appearing before the leaves, 2-4 in the arm bouquets of foliage, superior ovary, sepals Vilo upside down, inside glabrata, ovary superior. Blooms in February-May. Drupa fruit, red, monosperma. 2n = 18

Growth rate - slow.

Requirements - fertile soil, well-drained, sunny or partially-shaded exhibitions.

Properties and Uses - cultivated as an ornamental shrub.

Withriozitati - Daphne genus all species are toxic. Contact with fruit juice, resin and skin irritation.

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