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Astragalus arrectus
hanging pod milk-vetch, Palouse milk-vetch

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington, where known from Lincoln and Whitman; eastern Washington to adjacent Idaho.

Habitat: Sagebrush flats to open ponderosa pine forest.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Threatened in Washington (WANHP)


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Accepted Name:
Astragalus arrectus A. Gray
Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 8: 289-290. 1870.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Astragalus palousensis Piper
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Astragalus arrectus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Astragalus arrectus checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Astragalus arrectus information.

E-Flora BC: Astragalus arrectus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Astragalus arrectus photos.

USDA Plants: Astragalus arrectus information.

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