Astragalus newberryi

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Newberry's milkvetch
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Astragalus newberryi castoreus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Astragalus
Species: A. newberryi
Binomial name
Astragalus newberryi
A.Gray

Astragalus newberryi (Newberry's milkvetch), is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to the western United States from Idaho to New Mexico and California. A variety is found in the Death Valley area and the eastern Mojave Desert in California and Nevada. It grows in rocky and gravelly areas between 1,300–2,350 metres (4,270–7,710 ft) elevation.

Description[edit]

It is a perennial herbaceous plant, with pinnate leaves 1.5–15 cm long with 3–15 leaflets, each leaflet 5–20 mm long. The flowers are pink-purple in color; flowering is between April and June. The fruit is a pod 13–28 mm long, containing a single seed.

References[edit]

  • Stewart, J. M. (1998) Mojave Desert Wildflowers pg. 139.

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