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Francoa sonchifolia

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Francoa sonchifolia, the wedding flower[1] or bridalwreath (bridal wreath), is a plant species in the family Francoaceae, that is endemic to Chile.[2] An evergreen perennial with wavy edged basal leaves (sinuate), it produces erect unbranched racemes of pale pink flowers, veined or blotched with dark pink.[1]

The Latin specific epithet sonchifolia means "with leaves like Sonchus (sowthistle)".[3]

In cultivation it is hardy in mild places that do not suffer prolonged frozen ground (RHS H4).[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Francoa sonchifolia". RHS. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Francoa sonchifolia". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
  4. ^ "Hardiness Ratings" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
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Francoa sonchifolia: Brief Summary

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Francoa sonchifolia, the wedding flower or bridalwreath (bridal wreath), is a plant species in the family Francoaceae, that is endemic to Chile. An evergreen perennial with wavy edged basal leaves (sinuate), it produces erect unbranched racemes of pale pink flowers, veined or blotched with dark pink.

The Latin specific epithet sonchifolia means "with leaves like Sonchus (sowthistle)".

In cultivation it is hardy in mild places that do not suffer prolonged frozen ground (RHS H4).

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Honey bee on F. sonchifolia

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