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Saxifraga  biflora All.  sect. Porphyrion 
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FamilySAXIFRAGACEAE
Genus species var.Saxifraga  biflora All.  sect. Porphyrion
SynonymsSaxifraga macropetala A.Kern.
 Saxifraga biflora ssp. epirotica D.A.Webb
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaFranceGermanyItalySwitzerland
scree and moraines
Altitude2000-3200m
Description leaves broadly ovate or orbiculate, 5-9mm long, flowers 2-5, with yellow centre, 16-20mm across
Size1-5cm
Colorpurple, red, whitish
Bloomspring
Ca+
Typerosette, carpet
Cultivationgravelly, humous, moist, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous, gravelly soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in winter, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
division after flowering; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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