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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Morina L.
Morina
Morinaceae

A small genus of 17 or 4 species, depending on classification. Distributed from the Balkans and Middle East to Sichuan and Yunnan in southern China. 4 species in the FSU. One, M. kokanika Regel, is mentioned in horticultural books.

M. persica L.

Central Asia (Pamiro Alay), eastern Europe (Balkan Peninsula). On rocky slopes, in subalpine zone, 2,500-3,200 m.

Taproot thick and long. Flowering stem 50-60 (-100) cm. Leaves in rosette, 15-20 X 1-3.0 cm, oblong-lanceolate, incised-lobed. Stem leaves in whorls, smaller, sessile. Flowers pale purple, 3.5-4.0 cm long, in congested axillary whorls, substended by bracts. V - rosette leaves overwinter, new growth mid spring to mid summer. Fl - mid or late summer (August), for 3-4 weeks. Fr - mid autumn (September-October). P - by seed. Good for group planting. Drought-resistant. Z 6 (5). New.

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