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Scientific Name: Stevia rebaudiana
Pronunciation: STEV-ee-uh re-bawd-ee-AH-nuh
Common Name: stevia, sweetleaf
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Very sweet taste (300 times sweeter than sugar);
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293


Habit: Upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: South America (Paraguay)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Herb
Additional Info: Google
stevia, sweetleaf
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite, Sessile
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Obovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Dentate
Additional Info: margins entire for about 1/3 of leaf towards base

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: 5 to 8 large disc florets and bracts
 
Fruit Type: Cypsela (achene + calyx)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  

 
Location(s):
(CGW) Community Garden West
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