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Astragalus trichopodus

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Botanical Name: Astragalus trichopodus
Common Name: Santa Barbara Milk Vetch

A finely textured shrub that does well in a dry garden among grasses or evergreen shrubs. Needs good drainage. Caution: may be toxic.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit:
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White-lavender
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Outer South Coast Ranges, southern portions of Inner South Coast Ranges, South Coast, Channel Islands, Western Transverse Ranges, w. Peninsular
Natural Habitat: Open, grassy areas, bluffs, rocky sites. Elevation: 0 - 3,600'

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