Nierembergia


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Nierembergia

 

a genus of plants of the family Solanaceae. They are annual or perennial grasses and, sometimes, subshrubs. The linear or lanceolate leaves are alternate. The solitary, five-parted flowers have funnel- or cup-shaped corollas and are white, light blue, lavender, or pink. There are more than 30 species, distributed primarily in Mexico and the subtropics of South America. Some large-flowered species that resemble petunias are used in floriculture.

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En cambio, otras plantas escasas, como Matelea decumbens, Nierembergia angustifolia y Physalis glutinosa estan catalogadas como raras en Mexico, segun el Libro Rojo de la IUCN (Walter y Gillett, 1998).
Nierembergia angustifolia Kunth, LAGR 298, 487, 492, Hp, P e, IUCN R
Pockets are planted with blue fescue (Festuca ovina glauca), Nierembergia 'Purple Robe' together with snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum), and white sweet alyssum.
Perennials like campanula, dianthus, hardy geraniums, geum, iberis, and nierembergia have handsome foliage and flowers.