Astragalus whitneyi ssp. whitneyi

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Astragalus whitneyi
Astragalus whitneyi
Astragalus whitneyi

Botanical Name: Astragalus whitneyi ssp. whitneyi
Common Name: Whitney's Locoweed

Uncommon butterfly plant found at very high elevations. Forms very unusual pods that form in summer after late spring blooms. Caution: may be toxic.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Open, widely branched
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Sun to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Pink-purple
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Sierra Nevada Foothills and Highlands, Northern Western Transverse Range, White and Inyo Mountains
Natural Habitat: Open rocky areas from 6000-11,000'

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