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Saxifraga  nivalis L.  sect. Micranthes 
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FamilySAXIFRAGACEAE
Genus species var.Saxifraga  nivalis L.  sect. Micranthes
SynonymsMicranthes nivalis (L.) Small
 Saxifraga kumlienii (Small) Fedde
 Saxifraga obtusa Nasarow
Territory
tundra
Altitudearctic-subarctic
Description leaves petiolate, ovate to suborbiculate, thick, coriaceous, serrate or dentate, ciliate, adaxially glabrous, abaxially brown hirsute, flowers numerous in capitate thyrsus
Size5-20cm
Colorwhite, pinkish
Bloomspring
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)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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