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Saxifraga  oppositifolia L.  sect. Porphyrion 
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FamilySAXIFRAGACEAE
Genus species var.Saxifraga  oppositifolia L.  sect. Porphyrion
SynonymsSaxifraga asiatica Hayek
 Saxifraga caerulea Pers.
Territory
rocks and scree
Altitudearctic-alpine
Description leaves imbricate, opposite, oblong-obovate, ca. 6mm, entire, obtuse, glabrous, ciliate, flowers terminal, solitary, sepals ovate, obtuse, ciliate, petals obovate, 10-11mm
Size1-5cm
Colorpale pink, purple
Bloomspring
Caind
Typecarpet
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained 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)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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