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Acaena pinnatifida

Acaena pinnatifida Ruiz & Pav.

Argentinian Biddy Biddy, Argentinian Biddy-biddy

Rosaceae (Rose family)


USDA Symbol: ACPI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall in fruit.
Fruit: Achene may be covered with numerous spines.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers have sepals, no petals.



Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Acaena pinnatifida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acaena pinnatifida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acaena pinnatifida


Record Modified: 2019-07-31
Research By: CBR

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