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Silene  nivalis (Kit.) Rohrb.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  nivalis (Kit.) Rohrb. 
SynonymsLychnis nivalis Kit. (basionym)
 Melandrium nivale (Kit.) Nyman
 Polyschemone nivalis (Kit.) Schott
Territory Southeastern EuropeRomania
grassland
Altitude1800-2300m
Description stems glabrous, leaves spathulate-lanceolate, at base long ciliate, long petiolate, glabrous, stem leaves linear, calyx ventricose, cylindrical, glabrous, petals bipartite
Size5-10cm
Colorbright pink, white
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, 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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