Preuss Milkvetch Plant Information


Preuss Milkvetch grows in the following 4 states:

Arizona, Utah, California, Nevada


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Astragalus preussii (common name - Preuss- milkvetch) is an annual or perennial plant in the legume family (Fabaceae) found in the Colorado Plateau and Canyonlands region of the southwestern United States.:121

It is an annual or perennial plant from 4 to 15 inches (10 to 38 cm) tall, growing upright from a woody base.:121
It has compound pinnate leaves from 1 12 to 15 inches (3.8 to 38.1 cm) long, with 7-25 34 inch (1.9 cm), elliptic leaflets.:121
It blooms from March to June.:121 The inflorescence has 3-22 flowers per stalk, with a small, green, 5-lobed calyx around a tublular set of white to pink to purple petals, 34 inch (1.9 cm) long.:121 When dried, 34 inch (1.9 cm) seed pods are papery or leathery, elliptical, and are either smooth or covered with soft hairs.:121
It only grows in soils containing Selenium.:121
It is named after Charles Preuss.:121


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