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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Arenaria  montana L. 
SynonymsAlsinanthus montanus (L.) Desv.
 Arenaria linearifolia Poir.
 Arenaria pyrenaica Steud.
Territory Southwestern EuropeNorthern AfricaFranceMoroccoPortugalSpain
thickets and heaths
Altitude400-1900m
Description leaves oblong to narrowly lanceolate, 1-2cm long, grey-green, crispate-pubescent, flowers 15-20mm across, 1-several, in small cymes, sepals with membraneous margins
Size10-30cm
Colorwhite
Bloomlate spring
Ca+
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
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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