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Herniaria  mauritanica Murb.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Herniaria  mauritanica Murb. 
Territory Northern AfricaAlgeriaTunisia
dry, sandy grassland
Description leaves fasciculate, axillary, glaucous, coriaceous, glabrous, ovate, subsessile, acuminate, 3-4mm, many flowered clusters forming terminal spike
Size5-10cm
Colorgreen
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca
Typesubshrub, cushion
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyMaire, R. (1952-1987) Flore de l´Afrique du Nord
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