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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Astragalus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Astragalus curtipes A. Gray
Habit: Perennial herb; minutely strigose and +- tomentose, often +- gray. Stem: ascending, clumped, 2--4 dm. Leaf: 4--16 cm; stipule sheaths sparsely hairy; leaflets 25--39, 2--25 mm, linear-oblong to narrowly obovate, tips blunt or shallowly notched. Inflorescence: flowers 15--35, +- dense, early spreading, then reflexed. Flower: calyx tube 4--5 mm; petals cream or keel faintly lilac-tipped, banner 13--16 mm, recurved +- 50°, keel 10.7--12.7 mm. Fruit: ascending or +- spreading; body 23--36 mm, 12--20 mm wide, bladdery, +- half-ovate in side view, minutely sparsely strigose, thinly papery; stalk-like base 2--6 mm, stiff, sparsely strigose, jointed at top; chamber 1; ovules 26--37.
Ecology: Shrubland, grassy or disturbed areas near coast; Elevation: < 450 m. Bioregional Distribution: s CCo, SCoR, SCo, n ChI. Flowering Time: Feb--Jun Note: See note under Astragalus asymmetricus. Phase with fruit body 40--70 mm uncommon in San Benito Co.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Richard Spellenberg
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Astragalus crotalariae
Next taxon: Astragalus curvicarpus var. curvicarpus
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Richard Spellenberg 2016. Astragalus curtipes, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=14782, accessed on May 02, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 02, 2016.