Appearance''C. purpurascens'' blooms from summer to autumn, keeps its leaves through the winter, and produces seeds and new leaves the next summer.
NamingThe species name ''purpurāscēns'' is a present participle from the Latin verb ''purpurāscō'' "become purple".
Distribution''Cyclamen purpurascens'' grows in deciduous or mixed woodland, especially among beeches and over limestone, at 250–1,300 m above sea level in continental Europe from eastern France across the Alps to Poland and south to Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is also found in mountainous parts of Romania and western Russia, where it has been introduced.
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