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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)


USDA Symbol: ASCA9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The genus "Astragalus" means "ankle bone" in Greek.


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


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


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

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