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Silene  macrosperma (A.E.Porsild) Hultén   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  macrosperma (A.E.Porsild) Hultén 
SynonymsMelandrium macrospermum A.E.Porsild (basionym)
 Gastrolychnis macrosperma (A.E.Porsild) Tolm. & Kozhev.
 Silene uralensis ssp. porsildii Bocquet
Territory Subarctic AmericaAlaska
tundra
Altitude0-2500m
Description basal leaves oblong-obovate, obtuse to subacuminate, adaxially shortly pale hirsute, abaxially glabrous, stem leaves narrower, flowers erect, calyx broadly campanulate
Size9-17cm
Colorbright violet red
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationhumous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of North America www.eFloras.org
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
Version 8.0
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