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Leontopodium  nivale ssp. alpinum (Cass.) Greuter  trib. Gnaphalieae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Leontopodium  nivale ssp. alpinum (Cass.) Greuter  trib. Gnaphalieae
SynonymsLeontopodium alpinum Cass. (basionym)
 Antennaria leontopodium (L.) Gaertn.
 Gnaphalium leontopodium L.
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeEastern Europe
grassland and rocks
Altitude1200-2600m
Description whitish lanate, tomentose, basal leaves lanceolate, capitula in terminal head, supported by triangular bracts, 5cm long
Size5-10cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typerosette, carpet
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 13-20°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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