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Russian Ornamental | Family List | Fabaceae | Chesneya

Chesneya ferganensis Korsh.

Taproot thick and long, rhizome woody, much-branched. Stems thin, creeping, numerous, 10-20 cm. Entire plant covered with white hairs. Leaves odd-pinnate, leaflets mostly 2-3, rare 4, pairs, cuneate-obovate, 7-9 x 3-5 mm. Flowers solitary, large, 1.0-1.7 cm long, numerous. Calyx reddish, corolla red, bright yellow at base within. V - early spring to late autumn. Fl - mid spring (May) for 3-4 weeks. Fr - mid summer (July). P - by seed. Requires a sunny place and well-drained soil. Can grow many years once established. Good for slopes and the rock garden. Very attractive in flower. Z 6 (5). New.

Central Asia (Fergansky Range, Issyk Kul Lake). Rocky slopes, riverside terraces, 1,700-2,000 m.


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