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Androsace  alpina (L.) Lam.  sect. Aretia 
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FamilyPRIMULACEAE
Genus species var.Androsace  alpina (L.) Lam.  sect. Aretia
SynonymsAretia alpina L. (basionym)
 Androsace pedunculata Clairv.
 Androsace tirolensis F.Wettst.
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaFranceItalySwitzerland
rocks and scree
Altitude2000-4000m
Description leaves oblong-lanceolate, 5-10mm, shortly stellate-hirsute, flowers 7-9mm across, solitary, shortly pedicellate, with yellow eye
Size1-5cm
Colorpink, white
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca-
Typerosette, cushion
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in winter, germ. 3-12 months, 10-16°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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