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Astragalus plattensis (Platte river milkvetch)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Astragalus plattensis

Astragalus plattensis Nutt.

Platte River Milkvetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Astragalus pachycarpus, Geoprumnon plattense

USDA Symbol: ASPL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CO , KS , MT , ND , NE , OK , SD , TX , WY

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Web Reference

Webref 76 - Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses (1996) Kansas State University
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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