When cultural heritage offers shelter for natural heritage

/ 24th November 2020

Astragalus berytheus (Fig. 1) is a plant from the Fabaceae (legumes) family, with a narrow range restricted to the eastern Mediterranean coast of Lebanon and Palestine/Israel (Fig. 2). It was discovered by the famous naturalists Pierre Edmond Boissier and Charles Isidore Blanche in the 17th Century. Astragalus berytheus is a biannual plant with discrete reddish […]