Acaena microfila

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    Acaena microfila @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Acaena microfila
Formal Name
Acaena microphylla
Alias
Bronze New Zealand burr, Acaena microphylla
Habitat
New Zealand
Morph
creeping alpine perennial grass

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What is Acaena microfila

Acaena microfila or Bronze New Zealand burr (Scientific name: Acaena microphylla) is a creeping alpine plant of the genus Acaena in the rose family, native to New Zealand. The foliage turns reddish copper in summer and is a good groundcover to complement other plants. It produces petal-less, stamen-only flowers in summer.

Common name: acaena microfila, Scientific name: Acaena microphylla, aka: Bronze New Zealand burr, Origin: New Zealand, Type of life: creeping alpine plant, dwarf herb, Height: 5-10 cm, Leaf width: 30-60 cm, Leaf shape: odd pinnate compound, Leaf shape: odd pinnate compound leaf, lobes: round, Leaf color: green, bronze; inflorescence: cephalic; corolla shape: globular; flower color: green to reddish bronze, Flower color: green to reddish bronze; petals: none; flower diameter: 1 cm; flowering season: June to August; uses: ground cover.

Detailed information

Order
Rosales
Family
Rosaceae
Genus
Acaena
Species
A. microphylla
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Head
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Imparipinnate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Crenate
Flowering place
Botanic gardenAlpineOverseas
Color
Red, Brown, Green
Season
JunJulAug
Height
5 ~ 10 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 2

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