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Common name

English: Foxtail milk vetch

German: Fuchsschwanz Tragant

Mandarin: 狐尾黄耆 (hu wei huang qi)


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Astragalus (1)

            Epithet: alopecurus Pallas (2)

Synonyms: Astragalus centralpinus Braun-Blanq., Astragalus dzhawakheticus Bordz., Astragalus maximus Willd., Tragacantha alopecurus (Pallas) Kuntze, Tragacantha maxima (Willd.) Kuntze

alopecurus => fox tail, fox brush

dzhawakheticus => from the Dzhavakheti region in Georgia at the boarder to Turkey and Armenia representing a part of Transcaucasia

maxima => largest

maximus => largest


Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Astragalus alopecurus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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