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Silene  caryophylloides (Poir.) Otth   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  caryophylloides (Poir.) Otth 
SynonymsCucubalus caryophylloides Poir. (basionym)
Territory Eastern EuropeWestern AsiaKrymLebanon-SyriaTurkey
rocks and scree
Altitude1600-2800m
Description leaves subulate, acute, 15-25mm long, in cross-section triangular, flowers solitary, 2-3cm, petals deeply lobate, calyx glandular, dark striate
Size5-10cm
Colorgreenish white, white
Bloomlate summer
Ca+
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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