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Russian Ornamental | Family List | Asteraceae | Leontopodium

Leontopodium brachyactis Gand.

Rhizome short, stems 10-25 cm. Plants tight cushion-forming with many underground woody runners to 10 cm long. Leaves broadly spathulate, 1.5 cm x 0.5 cm, or 2.5 cm x 0.3 cm. Bract-like leaves 8-10. "Flowering star" to 2.5-3.5 cm across. Flowering heads 3-5 in number, 6-8 cm across. Stems and foliage white-pubescent. V - early spring to late autumn, in St. Petersburg April-October. Fl - May-June. Fr - August. P - by seed and by division. Does well in dry places on slopes. Can be used as a groundcover plant and in the rock garden. Z 5 (4). New.

Central Asia (Pamiro Alay, Alayskiy Range). On cliffs, rocky slopes at 1,800-3,600 m.


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