Astragalus (Milkvetch) has about 97 species in California. Some with several varieties.

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Astragalus lentiginosus var. variabilis, Barneby.

Phototographed in the western Mojave Desert along Hwy 395,
north of Kramer Junction.

astragalus, from the Greek meaning "ankle bone" referring to the shape of the seed pods.

lentiginosus = freckled, referring to freckled seed pods

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Astragalus trichopodus var. trichopodus, A. Gray.

Photographed at the junction of Hwy 58 and Bealville Road:
the turnoff to Caliente in southern Kern County.

CalFlora Location: cch:LA205766

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Astragalus sp.

Photographed at Walker Pass, Kern County:
on the slope above the historical markers.

Historical Markers
Walker Pass, Hwy 178, Kern County
5200' Elevation
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