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Astragalus scaberrimus

Description from Flora of China

Astragalus giraldianus Ulbrich; A. harmsii Ulbrich.

Plants 8-15 cm tall, acaulescent to more rarely shortly caulescent, covered with appressed to subappressed, ± medi­fixed, only white hairs up to 1 mm. Stems, if present, up to 5 cm, densely hairy. Leaves 3-10(-14) cm; stipules 4-7 mm, densely hairy; petiole 1.5-3(-5) cm, like rachis rather densely hairy; leaflets in 3-6(-8) pairs, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, 4-12(-15) × 2-5(-7) mm, both surfaces sparsely to rather densely hairy. Racemes loosely 3-5-flowered; peduncle 0.3-1.5(-3.5) cm, appressed white hairy; bracts 2-3 mm, hairy. Calyx 7-9 mm, densely covered with appressed hairs; teeth 2-2.5(-4) mm. Petals yellow, standard and keel often suffused with violet; standard ovate, 20-21 × 8-9 mm, apex retuse to emarginate; wings 16-17 mm; keel 12-13 mm. Legumes somewhat curved, acuminate, 10-13 mm, 3.5-4 mm high and ca. 3 mm wide; valves densely covered with appressed white hairs 0.3-0.8 mm, sometimes partly glabrescent with age.

Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan [Mongolia, Russia (Siberia)].


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