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Androsace  brevis (Hegetschw.) Ces.  sect. Aretia 
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FamilyPRIMULACEAE
Genus species var.Androsace  brevis (Hegetschw.) Ces.  sect. Aretia
SynonymsAretia brevis Hegetschw. (basionym)
 Androsace charpentieri (Heer) Rchb.f.
 Aretia charpentieri Heer
Territory Middle EuropeSoutheastern EuropeItalySwitzerland
grassland and rocks
Altitude2000-2600m
Description rosettes spherical, 5-8mm wide, leaves elliptic, curvate, minutely hirsute, flowers on 5-20mm long pedicel, axillary, 5-8mm across
Size1-5cm
Colorpink with a yellow eye
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca-
Typerosette, cushion
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in winter, germ. 3-12 months, 10-16°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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