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Saxifraga  cernua L.  sect. Nephrophyllum 
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FamilySAXIFRAGACEAE
Genus species var.Saxifraga  cernua L.  sect. Nephrophyllum
SynonymsSaxifraga simulata Small
Territory
snow patches
Altitude2200-5500m
Description stems thin, leaves reniform, with 5-7 acute lobes, lower leaves long petiolate, upper leaves axillary with small bulbils, flower 7-12mm across, solitary
Size5-20cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca-
Typerosette, tuft
Cultivationhumous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shading in summer
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)
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