Andrachne colchica Boiss.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Andrachne colchica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/andrachne/andrachne-colchica/). Accessed 2024-02-25.

Common Names

  • Caucasian Spurge
  • Andrachne

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Andrachne colchica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/andrachne/andrachne-colchica/). Accessed 2024-02-25.

A stoloniferous deciduous shrub to c. 1 m, of dense, erect habit, and with very slender, quite glabrous, leafy shoots, the terminal portions of which die back in winter. Leaves set about 14 in. apart on the shoots, ovate, 13 to 34 in. long, about half as wide, rounded at the base, blunt at the apex; quite glabrous, and with thickened, entire margins; dull green. Flowers 14 in. across, on thread-like stalks 12 to 58 in. long, produced successively along the young shoots throughout the summer and early autumn. Fruit pale brown, 14 in. across.

A native of the Caucasus, and Introduced to Kew, in 1900, from the Botanic Garden of Tiflis, but probably cultivated long previously.