|Scientific Name||Astragalus agrestis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ASAG2|
|Common Name||Field Milkvetch, Purple Milkvetch||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||25405|
|Family||Fabaceae (Pea)||Burke Museum of Natural History Ref.||Click Here|
Life zones and habitat: High Plains to montane (5000 to 10500 ft.); moist meadows, forests, along streams.
Plant: Perennial with numerous slender creeping to erect stems, 5 to 12 inches long.
Leaves: Alternate compound leaves, 2 to 4 inches long, each with 11 to 19 elliptic to oblong leaflets 3/8 to 3/4-inch long.
Inflorescence: Dense, oval-shaped racemes on short peduncles, up to 1 inch across and long; 5 to 15 erect pea-like flowers, each 1/2 to 3/4-inch long with pink-purple to blueish and white petals; calyx tube with grey or black hairs.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: Montana Plant Life and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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