Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Astragalus mollissimus Torrey
By var., see Allred
Astragalus mollissimus is very silvery in appearance and has relatively large clusters of
purple flowers. It is found at lower to middle elevations in fields and dry areas in canyons.
It flowers early in the spring and can be found mixed in with Astragalus tephrodes and Astragalus
allochrous in disturbed areas.
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Astragalus mollissimus, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., FR828, Apr. 11, 2007
Astragalus mollissimus, detail of leaflets, photo Russ Kleinman, Tyrone, Nov. 6, 2008
Astragalus mollissimus, detail of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, March 18, 2009
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