Family = Fabaceae, Genus = Astragalus, Species = purshii, including synonyms,
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|Astragalus purshii (woolly-pod milk-vetch)
(= Astragalus purshii in Flora of the Pacific Northwest)
Tufted, grayish-woolly perennial from a taproot and branched crown, the stems prostrate, 5-10 cm. long.
Distribution: East of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Dakotas and New Mexico.
Habitat: Prairies and sagebrush deserts, foothills and lower mountains.
WA Native Plant Society