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Asperula  hirsuta Desf.   
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FamilyRUBIACEAE
Genus species var.Asperula  hirsuta Desf. 
SynonymsAsperula algerica Pers.
 Asperula denudata Willk. & Lange
 Asperula repens Brot.
Territory Southwestern EuropeNorthern AfricaAlgeriaLibyaMoroccoPortugalSpainTunisia
rocky slopes
Altitude0-1800m
Description leaves to 2cm long, lanceolate to linear, attenuate, more or less hirsute, flowers 5-7mm long
Size15-50cm
Colorpale pink, reddish
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 10-16°C
division in early spring and fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
World Checklist apps.kew.org/wcsp
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