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Acaena ovina

Sheep's Burr

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Surface sow, cover lightly with gravel.



Germinates in 3-6 weeks.
Light stimulates germination.

Pests and Disease

None known

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow


Seed Collection Timeframe

November - January

Storage and Ripening

May have 2-4 months after-ripening period.
Seed best used soon after collection - viability reduced to 40% germination success after 4 years.

Grows from Cuttings