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Low Milkvetch - Astragalus lotiflorus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Annual to usually perennial from a simple or branched caudex. Herbage strigose with dolabriform hairs. Stems erect to ascending, 1–3 cm, shorter than the mostly basal leaves. Leaves with 5–15 linear-elliptic leaflets with acute tips; stipules lanceolate, 2–5 mm long, distinct. Inflorescence nearly sessile with 2–8 spreading flowers, shorter or longer than the leaves. Flowers ochroleucus; calyx white-strigose; sepals 2–4 mm long; banner 9–11 mm long, nearly straight; keel 6–8 mm long. Legume narrowly ellipsoid, beaked, inflated, compressed perpendicular to the septum, 15–25 mm long, densely silky (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB to MN, south to NM, TX, IA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 10

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