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Astragalus sesameus

Purple Milk-vetch

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Common name

Purple Milk-vetch


Scientific name

Astragalus sesameus L.


Conservation status and threats

NOT protected species in Bulgaria.

The species is listed in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria to the category "Endangered" [Desislava Sopotlieva, 2010 in: Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria].


Description and identification

Herbaceous annual plant. Stems procumbent, with appressed white hairs. Leaves 2–8 cm long, imparipinnate, with 8–10 pairs of leaflets. Inflorescence a globose raceme, subsessile, 5–10-flowered; flowers 9–11 mm long. Corolla bluish. Legume 10–15 mm long, densely hairy. Seeds reniform, pale brown. Flowering April-May [Desislava Sopotlieva, 2010 in: Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria].


Distribution in Bulgaria

Valley of Struma River (Southern – Chuchuligovo and Kulata villages), Pirin Mts (Southern – Kalimantsi village), Thracian Lowland (Kapitan Dimitrievo village); up to 350 m alt [Sopotlieva, 2010].



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