Astragalus species

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Scientific Name Astragalus leptocarpus USDA PLANTS Symbol
ASLE10
Common Name Rare Loco Milkvetch, Slimpod Milkvetch ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
25561
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Texas A&M Reference
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Description Low, weakly upright, annual 6 to 14 inches high; pinnately-compound leaves up to 2-3/4 inches long with each blade divided into 11 to 17 individual leaflets; few to several magenta flowers congested in short, roundish terminal clusters, 1/2-inch across. Descr. excerpt from www.uvalde.tamu.edu Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Astragalus nuttallianus var. austrinus USDA PLANTS Symbol
ASNUA
Common Name Smallflowered Milkvetch, Rio Fronteras Milkvetch ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
192655
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet Reference
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Description Slender, weak annual with hairy stems 4 to 20 inches long; pinnately-compound leaves 1 to 2 inches long each with 5 to 17 small, hairy, elliptical or oblong leaflets less than 1/2-inch long; 3 to 8 typical milk vetch blossoms, white center surrounded by blue, atop hairy peduncles (stems) 1 to 4 inches long. Desc. excerpt from "Vegetation and Flora of the Sonoran Desert”, by Shreve and Wiggins. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Astragalus nuttallianus var. nuttallianus USDA PLANTS Symbol
ASNUN
Common Name Smallflowered Milkvetch, Turkey-pea ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
192671
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet Reference
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Description Low-growing, creeping annual 1 to 2 inches tall; stems up to 12 inches long; pinnately-compound leaves about 1 inch long with 6 pairs of tiny leaflets 1/4-inch long; typical but tiny milkvetch blossoms, less than 1/4-inch across, bluish-to-purple. Texas Status
Native

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