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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Astragalus crassicarpus Nutt.
Groundplum milkvetch, Ground plum
USDA Symbol: ascr2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Crassicarpus means thick fruit.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Habitat:
Prairie, Meadow, Field
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
BenefitUse Food: Immature pods used raw, cooked or pickled. Caution: some species are poisonus.
Warning: Plant poisonous
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Afranius Duskywing (Erynnis afranius)
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0067
Collected May 24, 1990 in Bexar County by Lottie MillsapsNPSOT 0184
Collected Feb 17, 1992 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-646
Collected 2008-06-16 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2012-10-03
Research By: TWC Staff