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Astragalus deanei
  

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About Dean's Milkvetch (Astragalus deanei) Astragalus deanei is a rare species of milkvetch known by the common name Dean's milkvetch, or Deane's milkvetch. It is endemic to southern San Diego County, California, where it grows on the slopes of the Peninsular Ranges between El Cajon and Tecate. Astragalus deanei is mostly hairless perennial herb growing erect to heights between 30 and 60 centimeters. The leaves are up to 18 centimeters long and are made up of oval-shaped leaflets with prominent midribs. Astragalus deanei is mostly hairless perennial herb growing erect to heights between 30 and 60 centimeters. The leaves are up to 18 centimeters long and are made up of oval-shaped leaflets with prominent midribs. The open inflorescence holds up to 25 whitish flowers, each 1 to 1. 5 centimeters long. The fruit is an inflated legume pod 1. 5 to 3 centimeters long which dries to a thin, papery texture. Its single chamber contains many seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
1 - 2 ft (0.3 - 0.6 m)

Flower Color
White

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
479' - 2644'

Annual Precip. ?
13.8" - 20.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.40" - 1.15"

Coldest Month ?
43.6° F - 51.7° F

Hottest Month ?
74.4° F - 78.3° F

Humidity ?
1.93 vpd - 24.25 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Deane's Milkvetch


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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