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Cerastium  alpinum L.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Cerastium  alpinum L. 
SynonymsCerastium atratum Lapeyr.
 Cerastium bombycinum Schur
 Cerastium hirsutum Ser.
Territory
grassland
Altitude0-3400m
Description hirsute or loosely lanate, leaves in rosette, elliptic, flowers few, sepals elliptic-lanceolate, narrowly scarious, petals glabrous, bifid
Size5-10cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typecarpet
Cultivationhumous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shading in summer
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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