Scientific Name: Acaena inermis 'Purpurea' Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:purple sheep's burrTexture:Medium
Family Name:Rosaceae Habit: Spreading, Horizontal
Plant Type: Ground cover Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.1 - 0.2m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Australia / New Zealand Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Reniform, Orbicular, Obovate, Dentate, Crenate
Flowers: Spike, (Head-like), White, Jul- Jun
Fruit: Achene, (Accessory tissue), Brown, Sep
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Spring interest, Mixed shrub border, Container planting, Rock garden, Alpine
Key ID Features:Mat forming sub-shrub; leaves alternate, pinnately compound, most 2-7 cm long with 7 to 11(-15) leaflets which are scalloped, little purple to greyish bronze to pale olive, florets lacking petals, about 20 in each compact, round head-like inflorescences 1-2 cm wide.