Latin name: Astragalus trichopodus (Nutt.) A. Gray var. phoxus (M.E. Jones) Barneby
Pronunciation: as-TRAG-a-lus try-ko-PO-dus FOX-us
Common name: Santa Barbara milkvetch
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Habitat: Generally dryish inland slopes, washes and hillsides to about 9000' in chaparral and coastal sage scrub, Tehachapis, northern South Coast (Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, West Transverse Range, Peninsular Range, west edge Mojave Desert
Blooming period: February to June
Name derivations: 1) Astragalus 2) trichopodus 3) phoxus