Acaena adscendens

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Acaena adscendens, Vahl. Plant usually glabrous bronzy, the sts. stout and prostrate, the leafy branches ascending at the tips: lvs. 2-4 in. long: lfts. 4-6 pairs, ovate or obovate, deeply toothed: fls. in stalked heads; calyx- tube longer than broad, the spines 4 and stout. New Zeal., S. Amer.—Apparently the plant in the trade under the name of A. adsurgens.

A. argentea, Ruiz & Pay. Lvs. silvery. Chilean Andes.—A. myriophylla, Lindl. Fern-like: lfts. deeply cut: fls. green, Chile. —A. nouae-zealandiae, Kirk. Prostrate, silky: lfts. oblong, coarsely serrate: heads globose, stalked: bristles reddish purple: achene narrowed both ways. New Zeal.—A. ovina, A. Cunn. Said to be much like A. ovalifolia, but larger and less graceful: fls. purple, in long spikes. Austral.—A. Sanguisorbae, Vahl. Prostrate, silky: lfts. broad, toothed or serrate: heads globose, stalked; bristles long and barked, at each angle of calyx: achene broadest near base and narrowing upward; one of the troublesome sheep-burs. New Zeal.—A. Sarmentosa, Carmich.:A. Sanguisorbae. L H B


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