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Astragalus  xerophilus Ledeb.  sect. Onobrychoidei 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  xerophilus Ledeb.  sect. Onobrychoidei
SynonymsTragacantha xerophila (Ledeb.) Kuntze
Territory CaucasusWestern AsiaTranscaucasus, (Armenia)Turkey
rocky slopes
Altitude2300-4100m
Description appresed grey hirsute, stipules ovate, connate, leaflets 8-12-pairs, elliptic-ovate, obtuse, flowers in dense head, pod long, densely lanate, spherical
Size5-10cm
Colorviolet
Bloomsummer
Ca-
Typesubshrub, carpet
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of the USSR www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Tropicos www.tropicos.org
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