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Astragalus purshii
Pursh's milk-vetch, woolly-pod milk-vetch
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Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains.

Habitat: Prairies and sagebrush deserts, foothills and lower mountains.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:

[none provided]


Accepted Name:
Astragalus purshii Douglas
Publication: Fl. Bor.-Amer. (Hooker) 1(3): 152. 1831. 1831.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
var. glareosus – woolly-pod milk-vetch    Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon, east to Idaho and Nevada.
var. purshii – Pursh's milk-vetch, woolly-pod milk-vetch    Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Astragalus purshii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Astragalus purshii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Astragalus purshii photos.

USDA Plants: Astragalus purshii information.

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