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Klamath Milkvetch
Astragalus californicus
About Klamath Milkvetch (Astragalus californicus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Astragalus californicus is a species of milkvetch known by the common name Klamath Basin milkvetch. It is native to the Klamath Mountains and surrounding High Cascade Ranges of northern California and southern Oregon, where it grows in scrub and woodland habitat. Astragalus californicus is a perennial herb forming a sturdy open clump of upright stems growing up to 1. 5 feet (0. 46 m) tall. The leaves are several centimeters long and made up of green leaflike leaflets. The inflorescence is a loose array of light yellow to cream-colored pealike flowers, each between 1 and 2 centimeters long. The fruit is a hanging legume pod 3 or 4 centimeters long. It is flat and narrow, with a hairy surface, and it dries to a thick papery texture.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.7 - 1.5 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Green, Cream

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 20 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 14.5" - 54.6", Summer Precipitation: 1.13" - 2.08", Coldest Month: 31.9" - 39.6", Hottest Month: 54.6" - 66.4", Humidity: 1.68" - 18.10", Elevation: 2189" - 6431"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Klamath Basin 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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