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Bolanthus  hirsutus (Labill.) Barkoudah   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Bolanthus  hirsutus (Labill.) Barkoudah 
SynonymsSaponaria hirsuta Labill. (basionym)
 Gypsophila hirsuta (Labill.) Spreng.
 Gypsophila mollis (Boiss.) Bornm.
Territory Northern AfricaWestern AsiaEgyptLebanon-SyriaSinai
rocks
Altitudesubalpine-alpine
Description sericeous, leaves carnose, linear-spathulate or oblong-elliptic, at base tapered, 5-8mm, flowers 3-5 in terminal head, calyx tubular campanulate, lobes acute
Size10-30cm
Colorwhite
Bloomspring, summer
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, 13-18°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Orientalis (Boissier) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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