Borrego Milkvetch

Common Names:
Borrego Milkvetch
Scientific name:
Astragalus lentiginosus var. borreganus
Synonyms:
Astragalus agninus, Astragalus arthu-schottii, Astragalus coulteri
Elevation range:
165 to 6,500 ft.
Flowering Months:
February, March, April, May
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Annual
Notes:
Rare, TOXIC
State Occurrences:
California Rare Plant Rank:
4.3--Watch list
Desert region:
Sonoran

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Borrego Milkvetch in the desert

Closeup of Astragalus lentiginosus var. borreganus with pretty pink flowers. Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA | March 2013

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Borrego Milkvetch in the desert

Astragalus lentiginosus var. borreganus on a sandy flat. Borrego Springs, CA | March 2013