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Astragalus douglasii var. parishii

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Species Name: Astragalus douglasii var. parishii
Common Name: Parish's Milkvetch

Found throughout the mountain ranges of southern California. Caution: may be toxic.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 1-2' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen:
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 5,000'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow and Pink
Endangered?:
Distribution: South Coast, San Bernardino Mountains, Peninsular Ranges.


Natural Habitat: Dry, open areas in sagebrush or chaparral. Elevation: 3900' - 7000'

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