Fabaceae
Astragalus lentiginosus

Freckled Milkvetch

Stems prostrate to ascending, hairless or coated with silver hairs. Leaves linear to widely oval, divided into 19 oval leaflets. Flowers 3–50 clustered on upright stalk. Flower petals white to cream or tinted purplish, the colors sometimes mixed. Seedpods straight, papery to leathery, hairless or covered with short hairs, strongly inflated, with flattened tip curved upward. Grows in dry open places at low to mid-elevations. This widespread species is variable, with 4 subspecies in Oregon and Washington.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--16 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Steens
  • Native: Yes