Astragalus iselyi facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAstragalus iselyi
Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
This perennial herb grows up to 25 centimeters tall. It produces yellowish white flowers nearly 2 centimeters long. The fruit is an inflated, rough-haired legume pod up to 3.8 centimeters long.
This plant occurs in three areas in southeastern Utah, two in San Juan County and one in Grand County. It is limited to soils originating from the Morrison and Mancos Formations, and possibly the Paradox Formation. The soils are clay rich in selenium, gypsum, and uranium. Threats to the species include uranium mining in its habitat.
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