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Mertensia  maritima (L.) S.F.Gray   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Mertensia  maritima (L.) S.F.Gray 
SynonymsPulmonaria maritima L. (basionym)
 Cerinthoides maritimum (L.) Kuntze
 Lithospermum maritimum (L.) Lehm.
Territory
sands and rocks
Altitude0-100m
Description leaves subcarnose, ovate, spathulate, obtuse or acute, 2-10cm, glaucous, inflorescence lax, flowers pedicellate, corolla 2-5mm long and 2-4mm wide
Size10-40cm
Colorsky blue
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typetuft, fl. stem decumbent
Cultivationopen site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in winter, germ. 1-3 months, 13-16°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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