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Astracantha  prusiana (Boiss.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astracantha  prusiana (Boiss.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsAstragalus prusianus Boiss. (basionym)
 Astragalus dumetorum Eig
 Astragalus gossypinus var. brevifolius (Post) Post
Territory Western AsiaIraqTurkey
steppes
Description branchlets white tomentose, spines long, yellow, leaflets 6-7 pairs, ovate-oblong, flat, spinose, flowers of 4-5, axillary, forming compact, globular head, bracts ovate
Size15-20cm
Color
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typespinose shrub
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, 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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