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Scientific Name: Epimedium x perralchicum
Pronunciation: ep-ih-MEE-dee-um ex pur-AL-kih-kum
Common Name: yellow epimedium, barrenwort
Family Name: Berberidaceae
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Ground cover with bright yellow flowers with short brown spurs in spring.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin (E. perralderianum x E. pinnatum subsp. colchicum )
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade, Sheltered
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown or on campus may include E. 'Frohnleiten'.
yellow epimedium, barrenwort
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Lustrous
Compound Leaf: Trifoliate (ternate)
Colour in Summer: Green-yellow, Bronze, bronze with red margins when young
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Pinnately lobed, Spinose

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Cruciform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Yellow, (bright golden yellow, short brown spurs)
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr, May

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Cuttings, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Sawflies or horntails or ants, Virus, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
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