Douglas Milkvetch

Common Names:
Douglas Milkvetch
Scientific name:
Astragalus douglasii
Subspecies | Variants:
Astragalus douglasii var. douglasii, Astragalus douglasii var. parishii, Astragalus douglasii var. perstrictus
Elevation range:
< 8,400 ft.
Flowering Months:
April, May, June
Height | Length:
< 24 in.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Perennial
Notes:
TOXIC
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Mojave

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Douglas Milkvetch in the desert

Astragalus douglasii has light yellow flowers, red-pink fruit pods and dark green pinnate leaves. Burns Canyon, CA | May 2016    

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Douglas Milkvetch in the desert

The flowers on this Astragalus douglasii are inconspicuous, but the pink pods and frilly leaves are an eye-catcher. Burns Canyon, CA | May 25, 2016