Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Freckled Milkvetch - Astragalus lentiginosus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3?

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

External Links






 
General Description
Perennial from a branched caudex. Herbage glabrate to sparsely strigose. Stems prostrate to ascending, 10–40 cm. Leaves with 11 to 19 obovate leaflets, 5–15 mm long with blunt to emarginate tips; stipules lanceolate, 2–3 mm long distinct. Inflorescence shorter than the leaves, dense with 10–25 spreading to ascending flowers. Flowers ochroleucus, rarely purple-tipped; calyx white-strigose; sepals 1–2 mm long; banner 8–13 mm long, slightly reflexed; keel 6–8 mm long. Legume spreading, glabrous, ovoid, 15–20 mm long with a flattened beak 3–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA to MT south to CA, AZ, NM, TX and Mexico; known from Beaverhead County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density

Recency

 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



Habitat

References
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Freckled Milkvetch — Astragalus lentiginosus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from