Latin name: Astragalus pachypus E. Greene
  Pronunciation: as-TRAG-a-lus PAK-ee-pus

  Common name: Sheep's locoweed
  Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
  Habitat: Dry clay hillsides, open slopes, creosote
  bush scrub, valley grassland, Mojave Desert

  Blooming period: March to July
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Astragalus
  2) pachypus
  Two vars. (jaegeri and pachypus) in SoCal
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