Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Astragalus crassicarpus Nutt. var. crassicarpus image
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William S. Alverson

William S. Alverson
Family Fabaceae
Astragalus crassicarpus Nutt. var. crassicarpus
ground-plum, ground-plum milk-vetch, prairie-plum
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"
crassicarpus: from Latin and Greek for "thick pod" or "thick fruited"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial, to 15" tall forb
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Astragalus caryocarpus Ker Gawl.
Astragalus succulentus Richardson
Geoprumnon crassicarpum (Nutt.) Rydb. ex Small
Geoprumnon succulentum (Richardson) Rydb.

         
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