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Sonoran Desert Plants
Astragalus nuttallianus var. imperfectus (Small-flowered milkvetch)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

 Astragalus nuttallianus var. imperfectus

 Astragalus nuttallianus var. imperfectus

 Astragalus nuttallianus var. imperfectus

 Astragalus nuttallianus var. imperfectus

 Astragalus nuttallianus var. imperfectus

 Astragalus nuttallianus var. imperfectus

Habitat: valleys, bajadas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate pinnate
Flower Color: blue or indigo
Flowering Period: Feb. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Fabaceae (bean family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: a flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 14. Eudicots: Fabaceae - legume family. Phytoneuron 2015-58: 1-83. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 19 (13.1 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Astragalus nuttallianus var. imperfectus (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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