Astragalus sabulonum A. Gray
Family: Fabaceae
gravel milkvetch
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Plant: annual, coarse, leafy; hairs ± dense, ascending or spreading, ± wavy; stem erect or decumbent, 2-26 cm Leaves: generally compound, alternate, stipuled, 1.5-6.5 cm, odd-1-pinnate; leaflets 5-15, 2-13 mm, oblanceolate, tips blunt, ± notched INFLORESCENCE: raceme, axillary; flowers 2-7, well separated, spreading or ascending Flowers: bilateral; calyx 5-lobed; petals dingy cream, lilac-tinged, banner outside wings in bud, 5.2-7.2 mm, recurved 50-70 degrees, keel 5-6.5 mm; 9 filaments fused, 1 free; ovary (and fruit) generally sessile, style slender, stigma minute Fruit: legume, 9-20 mm, 5-11 mm wide, ± ovoid, incurved (often abruptly so near tip), leathery; hairs ± dense, stiff, spreading, wavy; chamber 1; Seeds 2-many, smooth, compressed, ± notched at attachment scar Misc: Sandy or gravelly areas; -30-200 m.; Feb-Jul