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Astragalus  nivicola Gómez-Sosa  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  nivicola Gómez-Sosa  trib. Galegeae
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina South, (ChubutNeuquénRio NegroSanta Cruz)Chile South, (Magellanes)
rocky slopes
Altitude1000-2000m
Description leaves 2-4cm, leaflets 5-6 pairs, 2-4mm, complicate, obcordate or cuneate, flowers 4-7 in raceme, calyx black pubescent. pod ca. 1cm, papery, ellipsoid
Size5-12cm
Colorblue-violet
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typecarpet
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 Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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