Latin name: Astragalus minthorniae (Rydb.) Jepson var. villosus Barneby
Pronunciation: as-TRAG-a-lus mint-THORN-eye-ee vil-OH-sus
Common name: Minthorn's milkvetch
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Habitat: Open rocky hillside and canyons, washes, mostly calcareous soils, pinyon-juniper woodland, 4000'-7000', north slope San Bernardino Mts and Mojave Desert, White and Inyo Mts
Blooming period: April to June
Name derivations: 1) Astragalus 2) minthorniae 3) villosus