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Astragalus trichopodus var. phoxus

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Botanical Name: Astragalus trichopodus phoxus
Common Name: Santa Barbara Milkvetch

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: Bushy
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/Summer
Flower Color: Creamy white
Endangered?:
Distribution: Southern South Coast Ranges, northern South Coast (Santa Barbara, Ventura Cos.), Western Transverse Ranges, western edge Mojave Desert
Natural Habitat: Generally inland, grassy or shrubby hillsides

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