Astragalus amphioxys

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Crescent milkvetch
Astragalus amphioxys var amphioxys 5.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Astragalus
Species: A. amphioxys
Binomial name
Astragalus amphioxys

Astragalus amphioxys, common name crescent milkvetch, is a plant found in the American southwest.


The Zuni use the plant medicinally. The fresh or dried root is chewed by a medicine man before sucking snakebite and poultice applied to wound.[1]


  1. ^ Camazine, Scott and Robert A. Bye 1980 A Study Of The Medical Ethnobotany Of The Zuni Indians of New Mexico. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2:365-388 p. 376