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Silene  variegata (Desf.) Boiss. & Heldr.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  variegata (Desf.) Boiss. & Heldr. 
SynonymsLychnis variegata Desf. (basionym)
 Cucubalus cyclamineus Sieber
 Oberna variegata (Desf.) Holub
Territory Southeastern EuropeKriti
scree
Altitudesubalpine-alpine
Description basal leaves spathulate-ovate, stem leaves remote, smaller, elliptic or obovate-lanceolate, obtuse, often mucronate, flowers 1-5, calyx obscurely ventricose
Size5-10cm
Colorviolet
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationgravelly, humous, moist, sunny site
alpine house, moist, humous, gravelly soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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