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FamilyDIAPENSIACEAE
Genus species var.Diapensia  lapponica L. 
SynonymsDiapensia obtusifolia Salisb.
Territory
tundra
Altitudearctic-subarctic
Description leaves 7-15mm, oblong-oblanceolate to narrowly spathulate, margins narrowly revolute, flowers solitary, pedicellate, sepals connate, corolla campanulate, 7-10mm, lobes entire
Size3-8cm
Colorwhite, pale rose, pink
Bloomearly summer
Ca-
Typesubshrub, carpet
Cultivationhumous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed when ripe or as soon as possible
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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