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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Cerastium  gracile Dufour 
SynonymsCerastium bulgaricum Uechtr.
 Cerastium schmalhausenii Pacz.
 Cerastium velenovskyi Hayek
Territory Northern AfricaWestern Asia
sands
Description glandular pubescent, lower leaves broadly obovate, stem leaves oblong or lanceolate-linear, sepals ovate-lanceolate, acute, with 3-5 distinct veins, mauve
Size5-15cm
Colorpale rose
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationsunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy 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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