Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Wild Averuit

The wild averuit (Artemisia campestris subsp. Campestris) is a perennial plant belonging to the Compositae family (Asteraceae). The subspecies is on the Dutch Red List of plants as very rare and greatly reduced. In the Netherlands the rare plant. The plant occurs naturally in the Northern Hemisphere.

The plant is 30-100 cm tall and produces a rhizome up to 150 cm deep into the ground can go. The shiny red-brown stems and two-to threefold piece about a young stage leaves are gray hairs. The arguments pressed hair silky. Subsequently become bald leaves are dark green. The upper leaves are linear and have 0.5 to 1 mm wide slip. The bottom of keeled leaf segments in contrast to the duinaveruit (Artemisia campestris subsp. Maritima) are not fleshy.

The wild averuit flowers from August to autumn yellow or reddish flowers arranged in panicles. The 2-3 mm wide, bald heads have carpels.

The fruit is a nut.

The plant is native, nutrient-poor, calcareous sand along railways, on dunes along the rivers and inland dunes.

Source: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilde_averuit

See also: Sending Flowers, Online Florist

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