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Silene  acaulis (L.) Jacq.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  acaulis (L.) Jacq. 
SynonymsCucubalus acaulis L. (basionym)
 Silene acaulis ssp. longiscapa Vierh.
 Silene exscapa All.
Territory
grassland
Altitudearctic-alpine
Description leaves linear, ciliate, flowers solitary, calyx reddish, petals deeply incised
Size1-2cm
Colordark pink
Bloomsummer
Caind
Typecarpet
Cultivationhumous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shading in summer
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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