Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Remaining Hard Flower

The remaining hard flower (Scleranthus perennis) is a plant belonging to the carnation family (Caryophyllaceae). The species is on the Dutch Red List of plants as very rare and very much reduced in number. The plant is native to Eurasia.

The gray-green plant with reddish stems are 5-20 cm high, represents a creeping rhizome and woody at the base. The stem members are often shorter than the awl-shaped leaves to line.

The remaining hard flower blooms from May to October with green and white colored flowers. Perigyne the flower has no petals, but sepals. The green calyx is 2.4 to 3 mm long with sepals at flowering rechtafstaande lips, a 0.2-0.3 mm wide, membranous, white edge. The flower is perigyn. This means that the ovary and the thalamus bovenstandig a kind of "calyx tube" forms, which are half as high as the ovary.

The fruit is a nut from 3.5 to 4.5 long.

The plant is found between low grass and along dirt roads in dry, poor soil calcium.


See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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