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Astragalus mollissimus (Woolly locoweed)
Cressler, Alan

Astragalus mollissimus

Astragalus mollissimus Torr.

Woolly locoweed, Purple locoweed, Woolly loco, Woolly milkvetch, Wooly loco, Wooly locoweed

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: asmo7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Woolly loco gets its name from the many soft hairs that cover its leaves and stems. The plant is 12–18 inches tall, with many sprawling branches that turn upward, forming a rounded clump. Leaves are 6–10 inches long, made up of 20–30 leaflets, thickly covered with silky hairs. The flowers are on the upper 2–4 inches of the stem and grow in clusters. They have 5 sepals and 5 lavender-to-purple petals (248).

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AZ , CO , KS , NE , NM , NV , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-07-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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