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Saponaria  ocymoides L.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Saponaria  ocymoides L. 
SynonymsSaponaria alsinoides Viv.
 Saponaria ocymoides ssp. alsinoides (Viv.) Arcang.
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaCorseFranceGermanyItalySardegnaSpainSwitzerlandYugoslavia
grassland and thickets
Altitude500-2000m
Description hirsute, leaves ovate to spathulate, stem leaves few, flowers 6-10mm across in ramose false umbel, calyx cylindrical, petals obovate, obtuse
Size10-25cm
Colorpurple
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typecarpet
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
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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