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Astracantha  granatensis (Lam.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astracantha  granatensis (Lam.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsAstragalus granatensis Lam. (basionym)
 Astragalus boissieri Fisch.
 Astragalus poterium Vahl
Territory Southwestern EuropeNorthern AfricaMoroccoSpain
rocky slopes
Altitude500-2400m
Description leaves petiolate, paripinnate, rachis tipped with spine, leaflets 4-8-pairs, elliptic, spinose, hirsute, floral heads 1-2cm, spherical, flowers axillary of 2-3, 10-15mm long
Size20-30cm
Coloryellow
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typespinose shrub
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
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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