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Astragalus distortus (Ozark milkvetch)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Astragalus distortus

Astragalus distortus Torr. & A. Gray

Ozark Milkvetch, Bent Milk Vetch , Bentpod Milkvetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: ASDI4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Inflorescence: Axillary , Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems decumbent to ascending, up to about 1 foot long.
Leaf: Green.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AR , IA , IL , KS , LA , MD , MO , MS , OK , TX , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Prairies, savannas, dry, sandy.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

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


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

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