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Silene  orphanidis Boiss.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  orphanidis Boiss. 
Territory Southeastern EuropeGreece
rocks
Description stems fragile, strigose, apically viscid, leaves linear-lanceolate, acute, remotely serrate, glabrous, calyx cylindrical, lobes oblong with white margin, petals bilobate
Size5-10cm
Colorwhitish
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
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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