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Atraphaxis  frutescens (L.) Eversmann   
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FamilyPOLYGONACEAE
Genus species var.Atraphaxis  frutescens (L.) Eversmann 
SynonymsPolygonum frutescens L. (basionym)
 Atraphaxis davurica Jaub. & Spach
 Tragopyrum lanceolatum M.Bieb.
Territory
steppes
Altitude500-3000m
Description leaves deciduous, 10-17mm, linear-lanceolate to oblong, blue to grey-green, white spinose, flowers in short, terminal raceme
Size30-100cm
Colorgreenish white, pink
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typespinose shrub
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 16-18C
cuttings in late summer; layering in spring
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Med-Checklist ww2.bgbm.org/mcl
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