Latin name: Astragalus lentiginosus Hook. var.
  variabilis Barneby
  Pronunciation: as-TRAG-a-lus len-tij-in-OH-sus
  vare-ee-AB-il-is

  Common name: Varied milkvetch
  Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
  Habitat: Sandy places to 4000', creosote bush
  scrub, south and southwest Mojave Desert, Red
  Rock Canyon and Tehachapi Mts

  Blooming period: April to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Astragalus
  2) lentiginosus
 3) variabilis
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