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PURPLE MILK-VETCH Astragalus danicus (Fabaceae) Height to 30cm. Attractive, downy and spreading perennial of dry, calcareous grassland. FLOWERS are 15-18mm long and purple; borne in stalked clusters (May-Jul). FRUITS are pods, covered in white hairs. LEAVES are hairy and pinnate, comprising 6-12 pairs of oval leaflets. STATUS-Local in E England and S Scotland; scarce in Ireland.
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PURPLE MILK-VETCH Astragalus danicus (Fabaceae) Height to 30cm. Attractive, downy and spreading perennial of dry, calcareous grassland. FLOWERS are 15-18mm long and purple; borne in stalked clusters (May-Jul). FRUITS are pods, covered in white hairs. LEAVES are hairy and pinnate, comprising 6-12 pairs of oval leaflets. STATUS-Local in E England and S Scotland; scarce in Ireland.

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Date: 1 Jun 2010
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Credit: LAURIE CAMPBELL/NPL
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