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Raoulia

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Raoulia is a genus of New Zealand plants in the pussy's-toes tribe within the daisy family.[2][3]

Many Raoulia species grow in alpine areas, forming very fine and dense growths.[4] These compact growths form large amorphous cushion-like masses with only the growing tips visible. Due to their shape and form, the plant clusters resemble sheep from afar, this giving them their alternate name, vegetable sheep.[5]

The range of some species, such as Raoulia beauverdii, includes coastal places.[6]

Taxonomy

Species[1][7]
Formerly included[1]

Cultivation

Slow spreading, flat rock garden plant with silver-gray, almost moss-like, foliage.

  • sun: full sun, part shade
  • height: 2 inches
  • width: spreads to around 1 ft.
  • water: regular
  • hardiness: 20 °F according to one source, 35 degrees F according to another
  • heat tolerance: unknown

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  2. ^ Hooker, Joseph Dalton ex Raoul, Étienne Fiacre Louis. 1846. Choix de plantes de la Nouvelle-Zelande page 20
  3. ^ Tropicos, Raoulia Hook. f. ex Raoul
  4. ^ Raoulia bryoides: Vegetable Sheep
  5. ^ "Vegetable sheep". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara. 1966. Archived from the original on 2021-07-15. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  6. ^ "Raoulia beauverdii". New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  7. ^ The Plant List search for Raoulia
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Raoulia: Brief Summary

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Raoulia is a genus of New Zealand plants in the pussy's-toes tribe within the daisy family.

Many Raoulia species grow in alpine areas, forming very fine and dense growths. These compact growths form large amorphous cushion-like masses with only the growing tips visible. Due to their shape and form, the plant clusters resemble sheep from afar, this giving them their alternate name, vegetable sheep.

The range of some species, such as Raoulia beauverdii, includes coastal places.

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