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Cistanthe  monosperma (Greene) Hershk.   
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FamilyMONTIACEAE
Genus species var.Cistanthe  monosperma (Greene) Hershk. 
SynonymsCalyptridium monospermum Greene (basionym)
 Spraguea monosperma (Greene) Rydb.
 Spraguea pulcherrima A.Heller
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.MexicoCaliforniaMexico NorthwestNevadaOregon
dry, rocky slopes
Altitude300-3500m
Description basal leaves spathulate, 1-15cm long, stem leaves smaller, inflorescence umbellate cyme, flowers subsessile, sepals orbiculate, 3-8mm, petals 4, 3-9mm long
Size10-40cm
Colorwhite, rose
Bloomspring, summer
Ca
Typerosette, stem ascending
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months 18-21°C
cuttings of rosettes in summer
BibliographyFlora of North America www.eFloras.org
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
Version 8.0
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