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botanical name:
Acaena inermis
Acaena inermis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  New Zealand Burr
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.10m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
Slender creeping stems of small, finely divided, pinnate, bronze-purple flushed greyish leaves. Insignificant round greenish white flowerheads develop into red seed burs, in late summer. The burrs do not have the barbed spines that some other species do. Spreads quickly.

Any well drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate a little shade.

Easiest by division of rooted stems, in autumn or early spring. Also from seed.

Rock and gravel gardens, ground cover in borders.

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