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Astracantha  sicula (Biv.) Greuter  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astracantha  sicula (Biv.) Greuter  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsAstragalus siculus Biv. (basionym)
 Astracantha granatensis ssp. sicula (Biv.) Podlech
 Astragalus granatensis ssp. sicula (Biv.) Franco & Silva
Territory Southeastern EuropeSicilia
rocks
Altitude1500-2700m
Description stipules yellowish brown, leaves 2-4cm, leaflets 6-7 pairs, narrowly elliptic, acute, spinose, grey-green, densely appresed hirsute, inflorescence spherical, 2-3cm broad
Size20-30cm
Colorred-violet
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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