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Congdon's milkvetch
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Astragalus
Species:
congdonii

Astragalus congdonii is a species of milkvetch known by the common name Congdon's milkvetch.

Description

Astragalus congdonii is a hairy perennial herb growing to heights between 20 and 70 centimeters. The sparse leaves are up to 14 centimeters long and are made up of several pairs of oval-shaped leaflets. The large, open inflorescence bears up to 35 cream-colored flowers, each about 1 to 1.5 centimeters long. The fruit is a narrow legume pod up to 3.5 centimeters long which dries to a thick papery texture.

Distribution

Astragalus congdonii is endemic to the Sierra Nevada foothills of central California.

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