Astragalus inflexus Douglas ex Hook.
Bent Milkvetch, Bent Milk-vetch
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: ASIN5
A low, grayish-hairy plant, commonly forming small mats, with pinnately compound leaves and racemes of rose-pink pea flowers on very short stalks.
When in full flower, this species forms conspicuous, bright pink tufts or pads. There are many similar species distinguished by technical features. One, Pursh's Milk-vetch (A. purshii), common throughout much of the West, has densely matted stems rarely longer than 4" (10 cm) and flowers varying from cream to deep reddish purple, the narrowly lanceolate calyx teeth less than half the length of the tube.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: ID , MT , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Central Washington south to northern Oregon and east to western Montana.
Native Habitat: Dry hillsides and sagebrush deserts.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Astragalus inflexus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Astragalus inflexus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Astragalus inflexus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-12-15
Research By: TWC Staff