Raoulia

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Raoulia
Raoulia glabra4.jpg
Raoulia glabra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Raoulia
J. D. Hooker ex Raoul
Type species
Raoulia australis
J. D. Hooker ex Raoul

Raoulia is a genus of flowering alpine plants in the daisy family that exhibit very fine and dense growths.[1] These compact growths form large amorphous cushion-like masses with only the growing tips visible. Due to their shape and form, the plant clusters resemble sheep from afar, this giving them their alternate name, Vegetable Sheep.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

Slow spreading, flat rock garden plant with silver-gray, almost moss-like, foliage.

  • sun: full sun, part shade
  • height: 2 inches
  • width: spreads to around 1 ft.
  • water: regular
  • hardiness: 20°F according to one source, 35 degrees F according to another
  • heat tolerance: unknown

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