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Astragalus crotalariae (Salton milkvetch)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Astragalus crotalariae

Astragalus crotalariae (Benth.) A. Gray

Salton Milkvetch, Salton Sea Milk Vetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: ASCR5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Reddish-purple, sometimes white.


Native Habitat: Sandy or gravelly areas.

Additional resources

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


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

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