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Saxifraga  stellaris L.  sect. Micranthes 
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FamilySAXIFRAGACEAE
Genus species var.Saxifraga  stellaris L.  sect. Micranthes
SynonymsMicranthes stellaris (L.) Galasso & al.
 Saxifraga stellaris var. gemmifera D.A.Webb
Territory
grassland
Altitudearctic-alpine
Description leaves sessile, obovate to elliptic, 1-5cm, carnose, margins 1-3-dentate, ciliate, hirsute, flowers 2-10 in lax cyme, petals lanceolate with yellow basal patch, 3-8mm long
Size5-15cm
Colorwhite
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca
Typerosette, carpet
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)
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