(Astragalus monoensis var. monoensis )
Photo Copyright 2004 Dean Wm. Taylor
Description: Click for a drawing of the plant.
Distribution: Mono County, CA
Habitat: Large, open pumice flats in loose sandy or gravelly soil at elevations of 6500-7500 feet (2000-2600 m).
Flowering Period: June-July
Similar Plants: It is unlikely that this species would be confused with Astragalus andersonii, a similar but coarser plant with a tufted growth habit, but which lacks the well developed underground stems that Astragalus monoensis has.
Status: California State Rare, California Native Plant Society List 1B