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Spergularia  pycnorhiza Batt.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Spergularia  pycnorhiza Batt. 
SynonymsSpergula pycnorhiza (Batt.) Maire
Territory Northern AfricaAlgeria
rocks
Altitude0-50m
Description green, glabrous, stems numerous, densely leafy, leaves opposite sometimes verticillate, dense, linear, cylindrical, 3-nerved, 25mm, acute, stipules silvery, flowers in cyme
Size5-12cm
Colorpurple
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca
Typesubshrub, cushion
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
BibliographyMaire, R. (1952-1987) Flore de l´Afrique du Nord
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