Astragalus penduliflorus

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Astragalus penduliflorus Lam.

Fabaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   5

Moisture: dry

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: legume

1A / e2db23 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Astragalus penduliflorus is a perennial.

Naming

Astragalus penduliflorus was described by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck in 1779. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Astragalus penduliflorus is a species in the genus Astragalus which contains approximately 2724 to 3841 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family). The type species of the genus is Astragalus christianus.

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Astragalus penduliflorus is deciduous. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Astragalus penduliflorus produces racemes of greenish yellow pea-shaped flowers from July to August.

The perennials produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Astragalus penduliflorus is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles, South Sweden, the Pyrenees, the Alps and the Carpathian Mountains.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy or gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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