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Freckled Milkvetch (Astragalus lentiginosus)

Natural History

Freckled Milkvetch are a member of the Pea Family. It grows to 16 inches in height and has dark green, oval leaves which grow to 5/8 inches in length which grow along the stems in groups of 11-19 leaflets. It grows in a wide variety of habitats, from deserts and salt flats to open slopes high in mountains.

Freckled Milkvetch is toxic to livestock.

Freckled Milkvetch blooms between May  - July and produces a cluster of white to violet pea-like flowers which grow in a cluster to 0.75 inches in length. Flowers are followed by a 2 chambered bladder-like pod which grows to 1.5 inches in length.

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