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FamilyTHYMELAEACEAE
Genus species var.Daphne  alpina L. 
SynonymsDaphne candida Vitman
 Daphne pubescens Röhl.
 Thymelaea alpina (L.) All.
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaFranceItalySpainSwitzerlandYugoslavia
grassland and rocks
Altitude300-1800m
Description deciduous, leaves narrowly oblong, grey-green, crowded on apex of branchlets, flowers 4-10, 4-6mm in diam., in clusters, fragrant, drupe pale orange to red
Size10-40cm
Colorwhite
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca+
Typeshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed when ripe or as soon as possible
cuttings in late summer; layering in spring
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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