|Scientific Name||Astragalus nuttallianus var. nuttallianus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ASNUN|
|Common Name||Smallflowered Milkvetch, Turkey-pea||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||192671|
|Description||Habitat: Roadsides and colonies in North Central Texas and eastern part of Plains, south to Edwards Plateau and Rio Grande.
Plant: Low-growing, creeping annual 1 to 2 inches tall; hairy green stems, becoming reddish, up to 12 inches long.
Leaves: Pinnately-compound leaves about 1 inch long overall with 6 pairs of tiny, hairy leaflets 0.3 inch long, elliptic to obovate with a notched tip.
Inflorescence: A few typical but tiny pea-like blossoms in a short terminal raceme, each less than 1/4-inch across; petals blue-to-purple with white center.
Bloom Period: February to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Vascular Plants of Williamson County" by A.C. Gibson abd American Southwest.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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