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Silene acaulis
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq.

Synonyms --

Popular names - grass rudd, Silene has cuscinetto, Silene has Tige Court, Stengelloses Leimkraut.

Distribution and Habitat - common rock land on walls Râpelor, from 1700-2800 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous perennial. Floral stem erect, 3-15 cm high. Basal leaves often nested, lamina lanceolata, 0.4-1.5 cm x 0.8-2.0 mm, margins cartilaginous, top acute, glabra, nauseating. Flowers solitary, bisexual or unisexuate. Pedicel 2-40 mm. Calyx tubular to campanulata, with 10 ribs, 5-10 mm, herbaceous, margins often purple, teeth or cilia, SEPA lanceolata-ovata, 1-2 mm. Corola chew open (rarely white) petals nelobate or top emarginat, 2.5-3.5 mm, the conical and underdeveloped wings. Caps Now 3 lodges, cylindrical, opens in 6 teeth recurbati. Seeds brown open reniforme, 0.8-1.2 mm, rough. 2n = 24.

Silene acaulis subsp. acaulis;

Silene acaulis subsp. bryoides;

Silene acaulis subsp. Cenis;

Silene acaulis subsp. longiscapa;

Silene acaulis subsp. Norica;

Silene acaulis subsp. pannonica;

Propagation - by cuttings or division of clumps.

Natural partners and Garden - Cerastium arcticum, Diapensia lapponica, Koenigia islandica, Salix reticulata, Saxifraga rivularis.

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