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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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Perennial, sparsely to densely cespitose; herbage hairs generally 1–2.3 mm, fine, cottony, dense, tangled, silvery or gray.
Stem: 0–14 cm.
Leaf: 1–15 cm; leaflets 3–17, 2–20 mm, narrowly elliptic to ± round, tips blunt to notched.
Inflorescence: ± among leaves; flowers 1–11, ascending.
Flower: petals white, cream, pink-purple, or purple, banner 9–26 mm, recurved ± 40°, keel 8–21.2 mm.
Fruit: ascending, 7–27 mm, 4–13 mm wide, ovate or widely lanceolate in side view, hairs generally dense, generally 1.5–5 mm, all ± wavy or all straight, white ( fruit resembling a cotton ball); chambers 1 or 2. Locally and regionally variable. Like Astragalus newberryi var. newberryi (longer, ± straight, partly spreading hairs). [Online Interchange]
1. Calyx < 10 mm; fruit 7–17 mm
2. Fr incurved at least 1/2 circle; ne MP ..... var. lagopinus
2' Fr incurved near beak; SNH, SnBr, perhaps w edge SNE ..... var. lectulus
1' Calyx > 10 mm; fruit 13–27 mm
3. Petals white or cream, tip pale lilac or not; inflorescence 1–6-flowered ..... var. purshii
3' Petals pink-purple or purple; inflorescence 3–11 flowered ..... var. tinctus
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