Latin name: Astragalus serenoi (Kuntze) E. Sheldon var. shockleyi (M.E. Jones) Barneby
Pronunciation: as-TRAG-a-lus SER-en-oy SHOK-lee-eye
Common name: Naked milkvetch
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Habitat: Open dry alkaline gravels and clay soils, with pinyon and sagebrush, 4500'-7000', northern desert mountains
Blooming period: May to July
Name derivations: 1) Astragalus 2) serenoi 3) shockleyi