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Orophaca  sericea (Torr. & A.Gray) Britton  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Orophaca  sericea (Torr. & A.Gray) Britton  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsPhaca sericea Torr. & A.Gray (basionym)
 Astragalus sericoleucus A.Gray
 Tragacantha sericea (Torr. & A.Gray) Kuntze
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.North-Central U.S.A.South-Central U.S.A.ColoradoKansasMontanaNebraskaNew MexicoSouth DakotaWyoming
american prairie
Description leaves minute, ternate, white hirsute, flowers subsessile, terminal, ca. 1cm long, pod hirsute, ca. 6mm, oblong-ovate, ventricose
Size5-10cm
Colorbright pink
Bloomspring
Ca
Typecushion
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyDorn, R.D. (1992) Manual of the Vascular Plants of Wyoming
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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