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Adoxa moschatellina

Moschatel

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourYellowish green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Adoxa moschatellina (Moschatel). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. It has upright and un-branched stems, creeping and scaly roots and underground stems. The leaves are mid green and split into three leaflets, which are each in turn split into three lobes. The green flowers have 4-5 oval petals. Each inflorescence contains four flowers which face out from the central stem and one 4-petaled flower facing upwards at the top of the stem. The plants gives off a musky scent in the evening as the dew falls, which attracts insects. The scent disappears if the plant is bruised.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

UK & N. Europe

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

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