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Astragalus distortus var. distortus

Astragalus distortus Torr. & A. Gray var. distortus

Ozark Milkvetch

Fabaceae (Pea family)

Synonym(s): Holcophacos distortus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems ascending, up to about 1 foot long.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , IA , IL , KS , LA , MD , MO , OK , TX , VA , WV

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-06-20
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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