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Aerva leucura

   (Family: Amaranthaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Aambeibossie  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 1m
Special properties:
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Loam (gritty, moist, and retains water easily)
pH: neutral
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
Cream
Flower type
 
  Flower info
  The creamy spikes are densely packed with the new buds and old flowers of which only the woolly bracts and perianth (calyx and corolla collectively) are seen. When looking very closely one can see the tiny, green flowers that open randomly and only a few at a time.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf texture Hairy
Bark / Stem type
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Deciduous
  The egg-shaped leaves with their wavy edge are sparsely arranged along the stems. The dull green leaves turn yellow or red in autumn. The stems and leaves are covered in tiny white hairs.
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
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