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Astragalus  siliceus Barneby  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  siliceus Barneby  trib. Galegeae
Territory South-Central U.S.A.New Mexico
rocky slopes
Altitude1800-2000m
Description subcaulescent, leaves crowded, silvery pilose, leaflets 5-9, elliptic, raceme 1-3-flowered, amongst leaves, flowers 10-12mm long, pod patent, ovoid, 5-8mm long
Size1-5cm
Colorpinkish purple
Bloomspring
Ca+
Typesubshrub, carpet
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
BibliographyMartin, W.C. et al. (1980) A flora of New Mexico
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