Acaena microfila

Acaena microphylla

  • Acaena microfila
  • Acaena microfila
  • Flower name
    Acaena microfila
  • Scientific name
    Acaena microphylla
  • AliasBronze New Zealand burr, Acaena microphylla
  • Place of originNew Zealand
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Botanical Gardens, Overseas
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August

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.


  • Order
    Rosales
  • Family
    Rosaceae
  • Genus
    Acaena
  • Species
    A. microphylla
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    Odd pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typecreeping alpine perennial grass
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height5.0 ~ 10.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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