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Astragalus tephrodes A. Gray

Silverline locoweed, ashen milkvetch

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusAstragalusFrom the Greek astragalos meaning “ankle bone” and an early name applied to some plants in this family because of the shape of the seeds
SpeciestephrodesFrom the Greek tephros for “ash-colored” in reference to the leaves

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Astragalus tephrodes description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Astragalus tephrodes (silverline locoweed, ashen milkvetch)

8/30/2014 · New Mex­ico
≈ 5 × 4½" (13 × 11 cm)


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