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Matthiola  odoratissima (M.Bieb.) R.Br.   
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FamilyBRASSICACEAE
Genus species var.Matthiola  odoratissima (M.Bieb.) R.Br. 
SynonymsCheiranthus odoratissimus M.Bieb. (basionym)
 Matthiola odoratissima var. taurica Conti
 Matthiola taurica Grossh.
Territory Southeastern EuropeEastern EuropeCaucasusWestern AsiaAfghanistanBulgariaIranKrymTranscaucasus, (Armenia)
dry, sandy grassland
Description stellate-pubescent, lower leaves petiolate, obovate, pinnatisect, with sinuate margins, flowers in long, erect raceme, large, fragrant
Size30-60cm
Colorpurple
Bloomspring, summer
Ca+
Typesubshrub
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 10-16°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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