Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 2577, Astragalus tenellus  


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  Fabaceae Astragalus tenellus
Photographed 7 December 2021.

Plants of Colorado

Oxytropis sericea Torr. & A. Gray.  White Locoweed.

Salt Creek, Park County, Colorado. Small valley between two ridges, just north of Salt Creek and Pike-San Isabel National Forest Road 435 "Salt Creek Road," 3.1 mi. by road west of US Highway 285, 145 km. southwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 38.9591N, 106.0121W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2858 m. Flowers white. Valley bottom, around a small grove of aspens, also collected here: Oenothera coronopifolia, Penstemon virgatus var. asa-grayi and Artemisia frigida. Variety sericea if infraspecific names are to be applied.

Collected by permit: Pike - San Isabel National Forest, 2021, issued: Mar 29, 2021, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2576. 12-Jul-2021

Coll. No. 2577, 12 July 2021, characters observed: Perennial herb, to 35 cm., caulescent, weak; Stem, strigose; Leaves, compound, stipules, free, leaflets, #15, 12 mm. × 2 mm. wide, linear-oblong, strigose; Calyx, tube 2 mm. + lobes 1.8 mm., black strigose, not inflated in fruit; Flowers, 6.5 mm., white(ish), keel, 5 mm., purple-spotted; Fruit, spreading, short stipitate, 5.5 mm., laterally compressed, strigose with black and few white hairs.

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