Astragalus tenellus Pursh
Source: USDA Plants_111306
Family: Fabaceae
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Thinly strigose or subglabrous, leafy perennial, 2-5 dm, the stems branched, clustered on a stout root or branched crown; stipules connate; lfls 11-21, narrow, 1-2 cm; racemes numerous, short-peduncled, loose, 2-6 cm, with 4-20 ochroleucous fls 6-9 mm; cal-tube 2-2.5 mm, the subulate lobes 1-2.5 mm; fr drooping, compressed, oblong, glabrous, 1-1.5 cm, on a stipe to 7 mm; 2n=24. Prairies, hillsides, and open woods; Minn. to Yukon, s. to N.M. June. (Homalobus t.; H. stipitatus)

Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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