Astragalus tephrodes A. Gray
Silverline locoweed, ashen milkvetch
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Fabales||Legumes (pea and bean families)|
|Family||Fabaceae||Legume family (peas and beans)|
|Genus||Astragalus||From the Greek astragalos meaning “ankle bone” and an early name applied to some plants in this family because of the shape of the seeds|
|Species||tephrodes||From the Greek tephros for “ash-colored” in reference to the leaves|
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Astragalus tephrodes description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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8/30/2014 · New Mexico
≈ 5 × 4½" (13 × 11 cm)
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