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Astragalus purshii var. tinctus

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Species Name: Astragalus purshii var. tinctus
Common Name: Pursh's Woolypod Milkvetch

Found throughout the mountain ranges of California. Beautiful rose colored flowers. 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: 1300' – 8700'
Flower Season: April to June
Flower Color: Rose
Endangered?:
Distribution: Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, High Cascade Range, n&s High Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi Mountain Area, Inner South Coast Ranges, Western Transverse Ranges, San Bernardino Mountains, Great Basin Floristic Province, Mojave Desert.
Natural Habitat: Gravelly, sandy flats, slopes, often with pines or sagebrush. Elevation: 3900' - 7000'

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