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Polygala  subspinosa S.Watson   
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FamilyPOLYGALACEAE
Genus species var.Polygala  subspinosa S.Watson 
SynonymsRhinotropis subspinosa (S.Watson) J.R.Abott
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.South-Central U.S.A.ArizonaCaliforniaColoradoNevadaNew MexicoUtah
semideserts of w. USA
Altitude1200-1500m
Description pale green, densely strigose, branchlets with spinose apex, leaves shortly petiolate, obovate, 1-2cm long, pubescent, flowers 6-9, sepals elliptic, hyaline, petals ca. 8mm long
Size5-15cm
Colorpinkish purple, yellowish
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typespinose shrub
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyThe Jepson Manual ucjeps.berkeley.edu
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
Version 8.0
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