Fabaceae
Astragalus succumbens

Columbia Milkvetch

Spreading perennial of lax stems. Plant covered with very short, weak hairs. Stems lie out from erect central stem or point downward. Leaves 1–3 in. long. Leaflets egg-shaped to almost round, to 1/2 in. long. Flower head large, crowded with cream flowers often tinted rose toward base. Wing petals longer than top petal. Grows in rocky or sandy soils in dry areas.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--10 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: East Gorge
  • Native: Yes