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Shevock's Milk-Vetch
(Astragalus shevockii )
Fabaceae

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Description: Perennial herb with a slender stem, growing horizontally, then upward, 4 - 14 inches (1-3.5dm) long. Leaves 1 - 2 1/2 inches (2.5-6.5cm) long, with 9-7 elliptic leaflets 1/8 - 3/8 inches (2-10mm) long. Inflorescence is a raceme with 2-13 flowers. Petals are cream colored, and the largest petal, the banner, is 3/8 inch (9-9.8mm) long. The fruit is narrow, papery, and hairy, 1/2 - 1 1/4 inches (13-31mm) long, and 1/8 inch (3-4mm) wide.  

Distribution:

Habitat: Granitic sand in Jeffrey-pine forest. Elevation 6048 - 6288 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms June - July.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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 Field Office: Bakersfield


 
Last updated: 08-05-2010