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Physochlaina orientalis (Bieb.) G. Don fil.

Rootstock and rhizome short, thickened. Leafy stems erect 40-60 cm. Leaves dark green, 8-11 x 4-5 cm, entire, oblong, basal ones heart-shaped. Inflorescence apical, almost umbel-like. Flowers violet, large. Calyx persists in fruit and become 2-3 times larger. V - mid spring to mid autumn. Fl - mid spring, usually May, for one month. Fr - June. P - by seed. Good for the rock garden. Requires a sunny position and well-drained soil. Dry resistant. Ornamental in flower and in fruit. Z 4 (3). New.

Caucasus (the Greater Caucasus, western and eastern Transcaucasus, Dagestan), Central Asia (Syr Darya) and northeastern Turkey. In mountains, on rocky slopes, up to 2,000 m.


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