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Astragalus tegetarioides

Astragalus tegetarioides M.E. Jones

Bastard Milkvetch

Fabaceae (Pea family)


USDA Symbol: ASTE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Dense mats, up to about 2 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug



Web Reference

Webref 28 - NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life (2018) NatureServe
Webref 85 - OregonFlora (2020) Oregon State University
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-07-05
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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