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Swainsona  lessertiifolia DC.  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Swainsona  lessertiifolia DC.  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsSwainsona astragalifolia Sweet
 Swainsona froebelii Regel
Territory AustraliaSouth AustraliaTasmaniaVictoria
sands and rocks
Altitude0-100m
Description leaves pinnate, leaflets 9-21 oblong-elliptic, 1-2cm long, flowers to 14mm across, 12-25, in axillary raceme
Size30-50cm
Colorbluish purple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft, fl. stem ascending
Cultivationopen site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationsoaked seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyCurtis, W.M. (1956-1965) The Student´s Flora of Tasmania 1-3
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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