Astragalus californicus facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKlamath Basin milkvetch
Astragalus californicus is a species of milkvetch known by the common name Klamath Basin milkvetch.
Astragalus californicus is a perennial herb forming a sturdy open clump of upright stems growing up to 1.5 feet (0.46 m) tall. The leaves are several centimeters long and made up of green leaflike leaflets.
The inflorescence is a loose array of light yellow to cream-colored pealike flowers, each between 1 and 2 centimeters long.
The fruit is a hanging legume pod 3 or 4 centimeters long. It is flat and narrow, with a hairy surface, and it dries to a thick papery texture.
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