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Astragalus inflexus (Bent milkvetch)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Astragalus inflexus

Astragalus inflexus Douglas ex Hook.

Bent Milkvetch, Bent Milk-vetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: ASIN5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: 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 resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-12-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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