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Common name

English: Sea aster

German: Strand-Aster

Mandarin: 碱菀 (jian wan)


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Asterales (236)

        Family: Asteraceae (220)(family description)

          Genus: Tripolium (1)

            Epithet: pannonicum (Jacq.) Dobrocz. (1)

              Subspecies: tripolium (L.) Greuter

Synonym: Aster tripolium L.

pannonicum => from Pannonia, ancient province of the Roman Empire covering the present-day western half of Hungary with parts in Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

tripolium => according to Theophrastus a plant with three times the strength of Teucrium polium, from three and pólion (Teucrium polium), possibly in reference to anti-inflammatory activity; in Eaton (1829) explained as three-furrowed, from three and peleo (to plough or to furrow)


Climate: temperate

Habitat: helophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, white

External links

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