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Cerastium  tomentosum L.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Cerastium  tomentosum L. 
SynonymsCerastium album C.Presl
 Cerastium columnae Ten.
 Cerastium elatum Ten.
Territory Southeastern EuropeItalySicilia
rocky slopes
Description lanate-tomentose, eglandular, lower leaves spathulate, the other linear-lanceolate, sepals oblong, tomentose, narrowly scarious, petals obovate-cuneate, bifid
Size5-10cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Caind
Typecarpet
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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