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Centaurea  scabiosa ssp. alpestris (Hegetschw.) Nyman  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Centaurea  scabiosa ssp. alpestris (Hegetschw.) Nyman  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCentaurea alpestris Hegetschw. (basionym)
 Centaurea calcarea Jord.
 Colymbada alpestris (Hegetschw.) Rauschert
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeEastern EuropeAustriaFranceGermanyKrymPoland
grassland
Altitude1000-2600m
Description leaves pinnatilobate, segments ovate, obtuse, dentate, involucre black, 2cm long
Size30-50cm
Colorpurple
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca+
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, medium moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, dark, moist, germ. 1 month, 16-21°C
division in early spring and fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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