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Empetrum  nigrum L.   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Empetrum  nigrum L. 
SynonymsEmpetrum crassifolium Raf.
 Empetrum medium Carmich.
 Empetrum procumbens Gilib.
Territory
grassland and thickets
Altitude0-1900m
Description young shoots reddish, leaves alternate, acicular, shiny dark green, with revolute margins, flowers minute, 1-2mm long, androgynous, berry black
Size30-70cm
Colorpink, reddish
Bloomsummer
Ca-
Typeshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer and fall; layering in spring
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Med-Checklist ww2.bgbm.org/mcl
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