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Astragalus  pauperiflorus Bornm.  sect. Malacothrix 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  pauperiflorus Bornm.  sect. Malacothrix
Territory Western AsiaIran
rocky slopes
Altitude2000-3100m
Description acaulescent, leaves glaucous, leaflets 6-7pairs, dense, minute, oblong, obtuse, 3mm long, flowers 3-4 in head, calyx densely white and black hirsute, corolla 13-14mm
Size3-5cm
Colorviolet
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
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
BibliographyFlora Orientalis (Boissier) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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