Perovskia

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

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'Perovskia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/perovskia/). Accessed 2019-12-11.

Family

  • Labiatae

Species in genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.
anther
Pollen-producing structure of flower at the tip of the filament; part of a stamen.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
ovoid
Egg-shaped solid.
spike
Inflorescence in which flowers sessile on the main axis.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Perovskia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/perovskia/). Accessed 2019-12-11.

A genus of seven species of subshrubs ranging from Central Asia to N.E. Persia, Afghanistan, the N.W. Himalaya, and Baluchistan. Leaves opposite, toothed or pinnately divided. Inflorescence paniculate, with numerous spike-like branches, on which the flowers are arranged in whorls. Corolla two-lipped, the upper lip four-lobed, lower lip entire. Fertile stamens two, with contiguous anther-cells. Nutlets four, oblong-ovoid.

The name (sometimes spelt “Perowskia”) commemorates V. A. Perovski, Governor of the Russian province of Orenburg at the time when Karelin founded the genus (1841).

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