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Cruciata  taurica (Willd.) Ehrend.   
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FamilyRUBIACEAE
Genus species var.Cruciata  taurica (Willd.) Ehrend. 
SynonymsValantia taurica Willd. (basionym)
 Galium coronatum var. tauricum (Willd.) Nyman
 Galium tauricum (Willd.) Roem. & Schult.
Territory
rocks
Description leaves in whorls of 4, obovate or elliptic, obtuse, subsessile, on both faces densely pubescent, cymes axillary, 5-6-flowered, corolla 3mm across
Size7-30cm
Coloryellow
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 10-16°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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