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Alkanna  orientalis (L.) Boiss.   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Alkanna  orientalis (L.) Boiss. 
SynonymsAnchusa orientalis L. (basionym)
 Alkanna hellenica (Boiss.) Rech.f.
 Lithospermum orientale (L.) L.
Territory Southeastern EuropeNorthern AfricaCaucasusWestern AsiaAlgeriaEast Aegean Is.GreeceLebanon-SyriaPalestineSinaiTranscaucasusTurkey
rocky slopes
Description leaves oblong to lanceolate, 10-20cm long, densely, shortly glandular hirsute, floral tube to 13mm long, limb ca. 9mm in diam.
Size30-50cm
Coloryellow
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in spring; root cuttings in late winter
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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