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Astragalus lotiflorus (Lotus milkvetch)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Astragalus lotiflorus

Astragalus lotiflorus Hook.

Lotus Milkvetch, Lotus Milk-vetch, Low Milkvetch, Milkvetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Astragalus elatiocarpus, Astragalus lotiflorus var. nebraskensis, Astragalus lotiflorus var. reverchonii, Astragalus reverchonii, Batidophaca lotiflorus

USDA Symbol: aslo4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.
Leaf: Grayish

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Greenish-white tinged with lavender/purple.


USA: CO , IA , KS , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WY
Canada: AB , BC , SK


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-07-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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