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Lotus  alpinus (DC.) Ramond  trib. Loteae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Lotus  alpinus (DC.) Ramond  trib. Loteae
SynonymsLotus corniculatus var. alpinus DC. (basionym)
 Lotus corniculatus ssp. brachyodon (Boiss.) Ponert
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaFranceGermanyItalySpainSwitzerlandYugoslavia
grassland
Altitude1300-3100m
Description stems very short, leaves small, inflorescence up to 3-flowered, flowers large, externally red, keel troughout red
Size5-10cm
Coloryellow
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typetuft
Cultivationhumous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, dark, moist, germ. 1 month, 18-21°C
cuttings in late spring and late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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