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Astragalus sinuatus
whited milk-vetch
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Along Colockum Creek, south of Wenatchee in Chelan County, Washington.

Habitat: Among sagebrush on rocky hillsides.

Flowers: May

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Critically Imperiled in Washington (WANHP)

Description:
General:

Robust perennial from a woody taproot and crown, the stems decumbent, 2-4.5 dm. tall, grayish-woolly throughout with curly hairs.

Leaves:

Robust perennial from a woody taproot and crown, the stems decumbent, 2-4.5 dm. tall, grayish-woolly throughout with curly hairs.

Flowers:

Robust perennial from a woody taproot and crown, the stems decumbent, 2-4.5 dm. tall, grayish-woolly throughout with curly hairs.

Fruits:

pendulous, with a stipe 5-7 mm. long, the body ellipsoid, curved, wedge-shaped at both ends, 24-27 mm. long and 4-5 mm. thick, 1-celled, the fleshy valves becoming leathery.

Accepted Name:
Astragalus sinuatus Piper
Publication: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 28(1): 40. 1901.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Astragalus sinuatus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Astragalus sinuatus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Astragalus sinuatus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Astragalus sinuatus photos.

USDA Plants: Astragalus sinuatus information.

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