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Astragalus  vesiculosus Clos  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  vesiculosus Clos  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsAstragalus ameghinoi Speg.
 Astragalus meyenianus Speg.
 Astragalus rupestris Reiche
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina NorthwestChile Central
grassland
Altitude2300-4000m
Description leaves 2-5cm, leaflets crowded, glaucous, elliptic, grey lanate, flowers 6-15, ca. 8mm long, in raceme, pod spherical, ventricose, 15-25mm in diam., papery
Size10-15cm
Colorpale violet
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typelax carpet
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyChloris andina (Weddel) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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