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Kern County Milkvetch
Astragalus subvestitus
About Kern County Milkvetch (Astragalus subvestitus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Astragalus subvestitus is a species of milkvetch known by the common name Kern County milkvetch. It is endemic to California, where it grows in sagebrush habitat on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada in Kern and Tulare Counties. It is endemic to California, where it grows in sagebrush habitat on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada in Kern and Tulare Counties. Astragalus subvestitus is small, hairy, mat-forming perennial herb producing stems no longer than 8 centimeters. The leaves are a few centimeters long and made up of several hairy oval-shaped leaflets. The small inflorescence holds a few purple-tinged white flowers each just over a centimeter in length. The fruit is a papery legume pod covered in short, curly white hairs and bearing a triangular beak at the tip.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.1 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 19 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 13.1" - 25.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.49" - 1.56", Coldest Month: 23.7" - 44.2", Hottest Month: 54.1" - 68.1", Humidity: 1.56" - 21.14", Elevation: 4266" - 9303"

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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