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Astragalus  molybdenus Barneby  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  molybdenus Barneby  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsAstragalus plumbeus Barneby
 Astragalus molybdenus var. shultziorum (Barneby) S.L.Welsh
 Astragalus shultziorum Barneby
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.ColoradoMontanaWyoming
rocky slopes
Altitude3300-3900m
Description leaves grey pubescent, pinnate, leaflets 13-21, ovate, 4-8mm, flowers 1-4 in dense raceme, corolla 9-12mm long, pod 7-10mm long, ovoid, sessile
Size2-10cm
Colorpurple
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typetuft
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
BibliographyDorn, R.D. (1992) Manual of the Vascular Plants of Wyoming
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
Version 8.0
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