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Astragalus  kentrophyta A.Gray  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  kentrophyta A.Gray  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsAstragalus montanus (Torr. & A.Gray) M.E.Jones
 Phaca viridis Piper
 Tragacantha montana (Torr. & A.Gray) Kuntze
Territory Western CanadaNorthwestern U.S.A.North-Central U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.South-Central U.S.A.
dry, rocky slopes
Altitude1000-3600m
Description appressed pubescent, leaves rigid, acute, 5-12mm, flowers of 2-3, 4-7mm long, in raceme, pod sessile, 3-7mm, grey pubescent, acute; variable
Size5-10cm
Colorwhitish yellow
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecushion or carpet
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyHitchcock, C.L.: Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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