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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  alpestris Jacq. 
SynonymsCucubalus quadrifidus L.
 Heliosperma alpestre (Jacq.) Griseb.
 Ixoca quadrifida (L.) Soják
Territory Middle EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaItalyYugoslavia, (CroatiaSlovenia)
rocky slopes
Description stoloniferous, leaves in rosette, linear-lanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate, to 35mm long, corolla 10-12mm across, corolla lobes apically with 4-6 teeth
Size15-25cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°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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