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Shevock's Milkvetch Back to Plant Page
Astragalus shevockii
  

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About Shevock's Milkvetch (Astragalus shevockii) Astragalus shevockii is a rare species of milkvetch known by the common names Little Kern milkvetch and Shevock's milkvetch. It is endemic to Tulare County, California, where it grows in the High Sierra, generally on granite-based soils in Jeffrey pine forests. Astragalus shevockii is a slender perennial herb producing thin, hard, hairy stems up to 35 centimeters long. The leaves are a few centimeters in length and are made up of several widely spaced oval-shaped leaflets. The inflorescence is an open cluster of up to 13 cream-colored flowers each about a centimeter long. Astragalus shevockii is a slender perennial herb producing thin, hard, hairy stems up to 35 centimeters long. The leaves are a few centimeters in length and are made up of several widely spaced oval-shaped leaflets. The inflorescence is an open cluster of up to 13 cream-colored flowers each about a centimeter long. The fruit is a hairy, papery legume pod 1 to 3 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.33 - 1.2 ft (0.1 - 0.37 m)

Flower Color
Cream

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
6142' - 6435'

Annual Precip. ?
38.0" - 40.4"

Summer Precip. ?
1.09" - 1.22"

Coldest Month ?
31.3° F - 33.8° F

Hottest Month ?
61.3° F - 63.8° F

Humidity ?
2.08 vpd - 17.37 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Little Kern 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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