Latin name: Astragalus purshii Hook. var. tinctus
  M.E. Jones
  Pronunciation: as-TRAG-a-lus PER-shee-eye
  Common name: Pursh's milkvetch
  Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
  Habitat: Gravelly or sandy flats and slopes to 9000',
  often with sagebrush and pines, Tehachapis, West
  Transverse Range, Mt. Pinos
  Blooming period: May to June
  Click for Latin name derivations: (1) Astragalus
  (2) purshii (3) tinctus
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