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  Centratherum punctatum
  Family Name : Asteraceae (Compositae)

  Synonyms : Centratherum muticum, Centratherum intermedium

  Common Names : Brazil Button Flower, Larkdaisy

  Chinese Name : 蓝冠菊

 
Brazil Button Flower,Larkdaisy
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Maximum Height :
      0.5 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      South and Central America
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Small herbaceous plant with branched growth habit.
      Foliage: Light green leaves are elliptic with toothed leaf margin.
      Stems: Stem is round and pubescent.
      Flowers: Compound flowers are composed of light purple disk florets without ray florets. The outer florets are longer than the inner florets. The disk florets have erect bristles at their base known as pappus.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Waterlogged Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Small Gardens, Container Planting
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Bee-Attracting
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Rough
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Alternate
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Doubly Serrate
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Purple
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Smooth
      Flower Location :
      Axillary, Terminal
      Inflorescence Type :
      Compound Head / Capitulum

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