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Russian Ornamental | Family List | Caryophyllaceae | Cerastium

Cerastium purpurascens Adams

Mat-forming plant, carpet of 20-30 cm thick. Basal leaves elongate-elliptic, stem leaves sessile, ovate-lanceolate. Inflorescence an umbel. Flowers minute, white. V - all seasons in mild climates, in St. Petersburg, spring generation of leaves in April. Fl - May-June. Fr - July. P - by seed or cuttings. Flowering the year after sowing. Requires a sunny location. Z 4.

Caucasus, northwestern Iran and Turkey. Alpine and subalpine meadows, stony screes.


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