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Ononis  cristata Mill.  trib. Trifolieae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Ononis  cristata Mill.  trib. Trifolieae
SynonymsOnonis cenisia L.
Territory Southwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeNorthern AfricaAlgeriaFranceItalyMoroccoSpain
grassland and rocks
Altitude800-2500m
Description leaves ternate, leaflets 2-10mm, obovate, cuneate, dentate, glandular hirsute, flowers solitary, axillary, pedicellate, calyx campanulate, corolla 9-14mm long
Size5-30cm
Colorpink
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 1 month, 10-16°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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