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Alyssum  alpestre L.   
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FamilyBRASSICACEAE
Genus species var.Alyssum  alpestre L. 
SynonymsAlyssum gerardii Rouy & Foucad
 Alyssum jordanii Rouy & Foucad
 Alyssum murale M.Bieb.
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAlbaniaFranceItalySpainSwitzerland
rocks and scree
Altitudesubalpine-alpine
Description white or grey hirsute, leaves elliptic, flowers 3-4mm across in lax inflorescence, silicles elliptic, 2-4mm long, slightly asymmetric
Size5-20cm
Coloryellow
Bloomlate spring
Ca+
Typelax cushion
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 10-16°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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