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Astragalus whitneyi
balloon milk-vetch

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; central Washington south to California, east to Idaho and Nevada.

Habitat: High, open, rocky ridges and slopes, often in serpentine.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Astragalus whitneyi A. Gray
Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts vi. 526. 1864-65. 1864.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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var. sonneanus – balloon milk-vetch    Occurring in the central and southeastern counties in Washington; Washington to eastern Oregon, east to central Idaho.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Astragalus whitneyi checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Astragalus whitneyi atlas page.

CalPhotos: Astragalus whitneyi photos.

USDA Plants: Astragalus whitneyi information.

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