Adoxa

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Moschatel
Adoxa moschatellina01.jpg
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Faimily: Adoxaceae
Genus: Adoxa
Species: A. moschatellina
Binomial name
Adoxa moschatellina
L.

Adoxa moschatellina (five-faces) is the sole member o the genus Adoxa. It grows throughoot Europe, Asie, an North Americae, in hedgerows, cuil forests, at law altitudes in the far north, tae heich altitudes in muntains in the sooth o its range. The plant an its flouers hae a musk-lik scent, which it emits taewards evening when the dew falls. If the plant is bruised this scent disappears. In Europe, it flouers in Aprile an Mey.

The names "five-faced bishop" an "tounhaw clock" allude tae the structur o its inflorescence. This consists o five flouers: ane fower-petalled flouer facin upwards, an fower five-petalled flouers facin horizontally, as seen in the picturs.

Adoxa moschatellina frae Thomé, Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz (1885)

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