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Alfredia  nivea Kar. & Kir.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Alfredia  nivea Kar. & Kir.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsAlfredia suaveolens Rupr.
 Arctium niveum (Kar. & Kir.) Kuntze
 Carduus karelinii B.Fedtsch.
Territory SiberiaMiddle AsiaChinaAltayXinjiangKazakhstanKirgizistanUzbekistan
rocky slopes
Altitude1000-2500m
Description taproot, leaves lanceolate, pinnatilobate, spinose-crenate, adaxially coriaceous, abaxially villose, capitula 4-7cm long, outer involucral bracts spinose
Size20-60cm
Colorpurple
Bloomsummer, autumn
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 13-18°C
cuttings in spring
BibliographyFlora of China www.eFloras.org
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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