Astragalus umbraticus

Bald Mountain Milkvetch

Ascending perennial with spreading branches, more or less hairless. Leaves 2–5 in. long, divided into 11–23 oblong leaflets with rounded, notched tips. Flowers 10–25, spreading outward from stem; petals greenish white. Seedpod curved, papery firm but not bladder-like, hairless bean on very short stalk turning black with age. Grows in dry woodlands at low to mid-elevations in northwestern California and western Oregon.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--20 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest
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  • Native: Yes