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Astragalus filipes

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Species Name: Astragalus filipes
Common Name: Basalt Milkvetch

Narrow leaves and profuse flowers add color and texture to the garden. Many small yellow flowers at the end of tall stems attract butterflies. 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
Endangered?:
Distribution: Western Transverse Ranges, San Bernardino, San Jacinto, Modoc Plateau
Natural Habitat: Dry, open areas in sagebrush or pine or chaparral. Elevation: 3,000-5,000'

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