OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Astragalus michauxii   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Astragalus michauxii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-35-003:
Astragalus michauxii   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhills Milkvetch, Michaux's Milkvetch


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image of Astragalus michauxii, Sandhills Milkvetch, Michaux's Milkvetch

Will Stuart    wil_a_michauxii_blos_258

May    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Calyx lobes deltoid to narrowly triangular-lanceolate [not subulate], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Astragalus michauxii, Sandhills Milkvetch, Michaux's Milkvetch

Will Stuart    wil_a_michauxii_habit_228

May    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flower clusters arise at the angles between the stem and upper 2-6 leaves, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Astragalus michauxii, Sandhills Milkvetch, Michaux's Milkvetch

Will Stuart    wil_a_michauxii_habit_282

May    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Astragalus michauxii, Sandhills Milkvetch, Michaux's Milkvetch

Will Stuart    wil_a_michauxii_inflo_267

May    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flowers are pinkish-lavender or pinkish-white and can be sparse or numerous, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Astragalus michauxii, Sandhills Milkvetch, Michaux's Milkvetch

Will Stuart    wil_a_michauxii_leaf

May    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaves rather sparse, pinnate, with 15-30 elliptical leaflets, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Astragalus michauxii, Sandhills Milkvetch, Michaux's Milkvetch

Will Stuart    wil_a_michauxii_leaf_b

May    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaflets both opposite & alternate, thick or leathery, & may be thinly hairy, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Astragalus michauxii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Astragalus michauxii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-35-003:
Astragalus michauxii   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2793

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 21-31 leaflets
Alternate
Leaves are subtended by stipules.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pinkish-lavender or pinkish-white
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate-to-cylindric calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, usually diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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