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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Annual, slender; minutely strigose.
Stem: prostrate or ± ascending, 4–45 cm.
Leaf: 1.5–6.5 cm; leaflets 5–13, 2–10 mm, at least upper elliptic, acute at tips, lower blunt or not, notched at tip.
Inflorescence: flowers 1–4.
Flower: 4–7 mm; corolla ± white, faintly lilac-tinged (± purple).
Fruit: 10–20 mm, 2–3 mm wide, linear in side view, gently curved near base, ± straight toward tip, ± 3-sided (laterals ± convex, lower grooved), maturing dark brown or ± black, glabrous or minutely strigose; chambers ± 2. See note under Astragalus acutirostris; vars. intergrade; Astragalus nuttallianus var. austrinus (Small) Barneby (calyx lobes generally 1.8–2.8 mm, hairs 0.7–1.2 mm, spreading, stiff) near CA, in w AZ. [Online Interchange]
1. Calyx lobes gen 1.8–2.8 mm, hairs 0.7–1.2 mm, spreading, very stiff ..... var. austrinus
1' Calyx lobes gen 1–1.7 mm, hairs 0.5–0.8 mm, ascending, not very stiff
2. Lflet tips notched on lower lvs, acute on upper; calyx tube 1.4–1.7 mm ..... var. cedrosensis
2' Lflet tips acute; calyx tube 1.9–2.8 mm ..... var. imperfectus
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