Astragalus lusitanicus ssp orientalis   Oriental Shrub Milk-vetch

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This is quite a large plant which was obvious even from a car window and in some places covered the hillside. Ssp orientalis has hairs on the upper parts of the leaves but all subspecies can be up to 1 metre tall. Ssp orientalis is known from Greek Peloponnese, and Turkey as well as Cyprus.

Astragalus lusitanicus ssp orientalis

Astragalus lusitanicus ssp orientalis Oriental Shrub Milk-vetch

Hillside near Amiantos, Cyprus 19th April 2011

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Astragalus lusitanicus ssp orientalis Oriental Shrub Milk-vetch

Hillside near Amiantos, Cyprus 19th April 2011

Added on 30th April 2011

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