Scientific Name: Stevia rebaudiana Form: Columnar
Common Name:stevia, sweetleafTexture:Medium
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: South America Hardiness Zone:Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Obovate, Elliptic, Dentate, Serrate, Crenate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), (Corymb-like), White, Jul- Aug
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Oct- Sep
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Herb
Key ID Features:Very sweet taste (up to 30 times sweeter than sugar); leaves opposite, sessile, elliptic to oblong with serrate margins; heads with only 5(-8) disk florets, each with 5 white petals.