Rock Garden Plants
Astragalus  fresenii Decne.  sect. Malacothrix 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  fresenii Decne.  sect. Malacothrix
SynonymsTragacantha fresenii (Decne.) Kuntze
Territory Western AsiaSinai
rocks
Description subacaulescent, adpressed sericeous, stipules lanceolate, free, leaflets 12-15 pairs, obovate, obtuse, flowers in oblong-cylindrical head, pod white lanate
Size5-15cm
Colorpurple
Bloomspring
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
Tropicos www.tropicos.org
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