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Astragalus chamaeleuce (Cicada milkvetch)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Astragalus chamaeleuce

Astragalus chamaeleuce A. Gray

Cicada Milkvetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: ASCH4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Flowers are deep magenta.


USA: CO , MT , UT , WY

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy.

Additional resources

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


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

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