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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Petrorhagia  saxifraga (L.) Link 
SynonymsDianthus saxifragus L. (basionym)
 Kohlrauschia saxifraga (L.) Dandy
 Tunica saxifraga (L.) Scop.
Territory
rocks
Description glabrous, leaves linear, acute, erect, flowers 5-8mm across, solitary or in loosely branched inflorescence, calyx crateriform, glabrous, petals emarginate
Size15-30cm
Colorpink, white
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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