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Cerastium  latifolium L.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Cerastium  latifolium L. 
SynonymsCerastium flexuosum Hegetschw.
 Cerastium glaciale Ser.
 Cerastium wahlenbergii Rupr.
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaFranceGermanyItalyPolandRomaniaSpainSwitzerland
rocks and scree
Altitudesubalpine-alpine
Description glandular pubescent, leaves 12-30mm long, ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute, sessile, rigid, blue-green, flowers 1-3, sepals with wide scarious margins, petals 10-14mm long
Size5-10cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typetuft
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained 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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