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Garbancillo

Astragalus lusitanicus

Description:

It belong to the pea family (Leguminosae). Prennial herb. Thick and erect stems of 30-70 cm high. Leaves divided in a small terminal one and 8-10 lateral pairs; leaflets eliptic or spear shaped, covered underneath bu silky hairs. Flowers with butterfly shape in raceme pedunculated; white corole with the superior petalus up to 3,5 cm long. Fruit in pea-pod oblonge, Fruto en legumbre oblonga, inflated, green when young and bluff-reddish when mature, a bit hairy, of 6-7 cm de longitud. It blooms in spring.

Habitat:

Mediterranean forest between Holm oaks. Parque Nacional de Monfragüe

Notes:

Toxic

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2 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 10 years ago

Thanks Maria

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

very nice!

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Serradilla, Extremadura, Spain

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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