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Astragalus tennesseensis (Tennessee milkvetch)
Cressler, Alan

Astragalus tennesseensis

Astragalus tennesseensis A. Gray ex Chapm.

Tennessee Milkvetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Geoprumnon tennesseense

USDA Symbol: ASTE7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

State-listed Endangered species in Illinois. State-listed Reintroduced species in Indiana. State-listed Special Concern species in Tennessee.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Flowers are greenish- or yellow-tinged creamy-white.


USA: AL , IL , IN , KY , TN
Native Habitat: Cedar glades or prairies.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2016-07-08
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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