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Centaurea  jordaniana ssp. balbisiana (Soldano) Kerguélen  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Centaurea  jordaniana ssp. balbisiana (Soldano) Kerguélen  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCentaurea balbisiana Soldano (basionym)
 Centaurea procumbens Balb.
 Jacea procumbens (Balb.) Holub
Territory Southwestern EuropeFrance
dry, rocky slopes
Altitude800-1500m
Description leaves obovate, entire, dentate or lobate, lanate, upper leaves ovate, amplexicaule, white tomentose, capitula solitary, involucre ovoid-globular, appendages linear
Size5-30cm
Colorpinkish purple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft, fl. stem ascending
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, dark, moist, germ. 1 month, 16-21°C
division in early spring and fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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