Yellow Milkvetch Plant Information

Yellow Milkvetch grows in the following 6 states:

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada

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Astragalus flavus (yellow milkvetch) is a perennial plant in the legume family (Fabaceae) found in the Colorado Plateau and Canyonlands region of the southwestern United States.:97

It is an erect or curving perennial from 2 to 12 inches (5.1 to 30.5 cm) tall.:97 The plant is covered with star-shaped hairs.:97
Patches of the plants in bloom may cover large areas of the ground in yellow from the flowers.:97
1 to 6 inches (2.5 to 15.2 cm) leaves are compound pinnate, with linear to egg shaped 14 to 6 inches (0.64 to 15.24 cm) leaflets.:97
The inflorescence is born on a stalk with 6-30 flowers having a hairy calyx tube and yellow bell-shaped corolla 14 to 12 inch (0.64 to 1.27 cm) long.:97 "Flavus" means "yellow". It blooms from May to June.:97
It grows in saline soil (halophyte) in salt desert shrub between about 3,800 to 5,400 feet (1,200 to 1,600 m) in elevation.:97

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