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Orophaca  aretioides (M.E.Jones) Rydb.  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Orophaca  aretioides (M.E.Jones) Rydb.  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsAstragalus sericoleucus var. aretioides M.E.Jones (basionym)
 Astragalus aretioides (M.E.Jones) Barbeny
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.ColoradoMontanaUtahWyoming
semideserts of w. USA
Altitude1200-1800m
Description sericeous, leaves 6-15mm, palmately ternate, leaflets narrowly oblanceolate, 3-6mm long, flowers amongst leaves, pod ovoid-elliptic, 4-5mm long, sericeous
Size5-10cm
Colorpurplish red
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecushion
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyCronquist, A. et al. (1972-2005) Intermountain Flora
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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