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Aster  erucifolius (Thell.) W.Lippert  trib. Astereae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Aster  erucifolius (Thell.) W.Lippert  trib. Astereae
SynonymsFelicia erucifolia Thell. (basionym)
 Felicia pinnatifida J.M.Wood & M.S.Evans
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesLesothoKwaZulu-NatalFree StateNorthern Provinces
rocks and scree
Altitude900-3300m
Description sparsely scabrous-hirsute, stems and petioles dark red, leaves to 3 cm long, pinnatipartite, capitula 2-3cm across, floral stems short, leafy
Size4-20cm
Colorrose, blue, white
Bloomlate summer
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 16-21°C
division in spring and early fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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