Asperula arcadiensis

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Asperula arcadiensis
Asperula arcadiensis (rubiaceae).JPG
University of Oxford Botanic Garden (Sulwen 2006)
Scientific classification
A. arcadiensis
Binomial name
Asperula arcadiensis

Asperula arcadiensis, the Arcadian woodruff, is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family Rubiaceae, native to the Peloponnese Mountains of Greece.[2]

A compact, mat-forming evergreen perennial, it forms a mound up to 10 centimetres (3.9 in) tall by 50 centimetres (20 in) wide of soft grey-green leaves covered in pale pink tubular flowers in Spring. It is often confused with A. suberosa which it resembles. It grows in sun or partial shade, in any reasonably moist, well-drained soil, but prefers coastal areas and other mild locations where temperatures do not fall below −5 °C (23 °F), or alternatively the protection of an alpine house.[2]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[3]


  1. ^ "Asperula arcadiensis Sims". The Plant List. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Alpine Plant Encyclopaedia - Asperula arcadiensis". Alpine Garden Society. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ "RHS Plantfinder - Asperula arcadiensis". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 12 January 2018.