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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Astragalus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Astragalus allochrous A. Gray var. playanus (M.E. Jones) Isely
Habit: Annual, perennial herb, leafy; sparsely minutely strigose. Stem: +- prostrate to erect, 1--5 dm. Leaf: 2--12 cm; leaflets 11--19, 5--20 mm, +- oblanceolate or oblong, tips shallowly notched or obtuse. Inflorescence: flowers 4--10, early ascending, then spreading or reflexed. Flower: petals +- white, banner 5--7 mm, recurved +- 45°, keel 4--6 mm. Fruit: spreading, 15--30 mm, 12--20 mm wide, bladdery, minutely strigose, papery; beak short, obscure; chamber 1. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Sandy flats; Elevation: 600--1950 m. Bioregional Distribution: e DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul
Synonyms: Astragalus wootoni E. Sheld. var. wootoni
Unabridged Note: In California, Astragalus allochrous var. playanus +- distinct from other members of sect. Inflati, which are geographically isolated; in Arizona, New Mexico intergrades thoroughly with other varieties of Astragalus allochrous; flower color, fruit size, vary in Mexico; entire complex needs study.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Richard Spellenberg
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Astragalus albens
Next taxon: Astragalus andersonii
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Richard Spellenberg 2016. Astragalus allochrous var. playanus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=54615, accessed on October 20, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 20, 2016.