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Russian Ornamental | Family List | Frankeniaceae | Frankenia

Frankenia bucharica Basil.

Small, subshrubby prostrate evergreen plant, 20-35 cm. Stems branched, numerous. Leaves fleshy, ovate, dull green, 1-2 cm x 0.5-0.7 cm. Flowers small but numerous in branched axillary racemes, white or pink. V - early spring to late autumn. Fl - in the wild May-June. Fr - July-October. P - by seed, division and cuttings. Can grow on saline soil. Z. 6. New.

Central Asia (Karakum, Pamiro Alay, Tien Shan) and western China. On saline soil, on solonchak (extra saline soil), in wet meadows and along streams and lake shores.


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