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Astragalus alpinus var. alpinus

Astragalus alpinus L. var. alpinus

Alpine Milkvetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Astragalus alpinus ssp. alaskanus, Astragalus alpinus ssp. arcticus, Astragalus astragalinus, Atelophragma alpinum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AK , CO , ID , MN , MT , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NL

Growing Conditions

Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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