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Herniaria  alpina Chaix   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Herniaria  alpina Chaix 
SynonymsHerniaria alpestris Lam.
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaFranceItalySpainSwitzerland
grassland and scree
Altitude2000-3400m
Description flowers small, with violet anthers, leaves elliptic to obovate, ciliate, to 5mm long, yellowgreen
Size1-5cm
Colorgreenish yellow
Bloomspring
Ca-
Typesubshrub, carpet
Cultivationgravelly, humous, moist, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous, gravelly soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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