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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Alkanna  tinctoria Tausch 
SynonymsAlkanna tinctoria ssp. lehmanii (Tineo) Nyman
 Lithospermum lehmanii Tineo
 Nonea violacea DC.
Territory Western Asia
dry, sandy grassland
Description shortly sericeous, grey setose, leaves lanceolate, obtuse, upper leaves subamplexicaule, flowers in raceme, calyx lobes lanceolate-linear, acute, corolla outside glabrous
Size10-30cm
Colorblue
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft, fl. stem decumbent
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy 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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