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Astragalus calycosus (Torrey's milkvetch)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Astragalus calycosus

Astragalus calycosus Torr. ex S. Watson

Torrey's milkvetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ASCA9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The genus Astragalus means ankle bone in Greek.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Fruit Type: Legume
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: The white part is the center petals.

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , NM , NV , OR , UT , WY
Native Habitat: Sunny, semi-deserts, mountains, sandy.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Astragalus calycosus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Astragalus calycosus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Astragalus calycosus

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2011-07-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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