Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Astragalus neglectus (Torr. & A.Gray) E.Sheld. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Andy Clark

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Fabaceae
Astragalus neglectus (Torr. & A.Gray) E.Sheld.
Cooper's milk-vetch
Astragalus: from Greek astragalos meaning "ankle bone" and an early name applied to some plants in this family because of the shape of the seeds; also could mean "star" or "milk"
neglectus: neglected or overlooked
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Status: Endangered
Plant: more or less erect, perennial, 1'-3' long, branched forb; clustered, leafy stem usually hollow; taproot
Flower: white to cream, 5-parted, 1/2" long; inflorescence several clusters (racemes) of 10-20 stalked flowers barely above the upper leaves
Fruit:erect, stalkless, straight, inflated, smooth, up to 3/4" long pod
Leaf:pinnately-divided into 11-23, oblong to obovate leaflets 1/3"-1" long with hairs beneath
Habitat: Lake Michigan shore, on linestone

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
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Astragalus cooperi A.Gray
Phaca neglecta Torr. & A.Gray

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