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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Fallugia (after Virgilio Fallugi or Falugi, an Italian botanical writer, end of the seventeenth century). Rosaceae Ornamental woody plant sometimes cultivated for its handsome white flowers and the attractive heads of feathery tailed fruits.

Deciduous shrub: lvs. alternate, small, 3-7-lobed at the apex, stipulate: fls. 1-3, terminal on elongated branchlets, perfect or polygamous, with 5 narrow bracts inserted between the calyx-lobes; calyx-tube cupular; sepals 5, imbricate; petals 5, suborbicular, yellowish white; stamens numerous in 3 rows; pistils many, on a conical torus, pubescent; style slender: achenes with long persistent plumose styles.—One species in S. W. N. Amer.

This plant is a low divaricate shrub with slender spreading branches, and conspicuous white flowers at the tips of slender branchlets, followed by dense heads of feathery tailed fruits. Hardy as far north as Massachusetts; demands well-drained soil and a sunny warm position; likes limestone soil; stagnant moisture, particularly during the winter, is fatal to it. Its best place is in a rockery of southern aspect. Propagation is by seeds, which are freely produced. CH

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