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Astragalus  microcystis A.Gray  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  microcystis A.Gray  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsPhaca microcystis (A.Gray) Rydb.
 Tragacantha microcystis (A.Gray) Kuntze
Territory Western CanadaNorthwestern U.S.A.British ColumbiaIdahoOregonWashingtonWyoming
rocks and scree
Altitude500-1800m
Description taproot, leaves grey-green, hirsute, leaflets 9-15 pairs, flowers 5-12 in sparse raceme, pod sessile, 1-2cm long, ventricose, slightly flattened
Size10-30cm
Colorpink, dark purple
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca+
Typetuft, fl. stem decumbent
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyHitchcock, C.L.: Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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