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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  tomentosa Otth 
SynonymsSilene gibraltarica Boiss.
 Silene mollissima ssp. gibraltarica (Boiss.) Maire
 Silene mollissima ssp. tomentosa (Otth) Losa & Rivas Goday
Territory Southwestern EuropeSpain
rocks
Description basal leaves ovate-spathulate, attenuate to petiole, obtuse, minutely mucronate, densely sericeous-pubescent, stem leaves minute, linear, flowers in short panicle, petals bifid
Size5-12cm
Colorpale grey-rose
Bloomsummer
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, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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