[Millkvetches: The Genus Astragalus East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Arthur's Milk-vetch, Waha Milk-vetch

Astragalus arthurii

Synonym: Astragalus arthuri

Habitat of Arthur's Milk-vetch, Waha Milk-vetch: Astragalus arthurii

Habitat of Arthur's milkvetch as seen in the Asotin Wildlife Area, Asotin County, WA........June 3, 2017. More typically, there would be native bunchgrasses (like bluebunch wheatgrasws, Pseudoroegneria spicata) in a natural habitat, but at this particular site the main grasses are more weedy. Arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata) is in the background. Asotin silky lupine (Lupinus sericeus var. asotinensis) is also present at this site.

Fruits of Arthur's Milk-vetch, Waha Milk-vetch: Astragalus arthurii - Sideview of a flower of Arthur's Milk-vetch, Waha Milk-vetch: Astragalus arthurii - Flowers of Arthur's Milk-vetch, Waha Milk-vetch: Astragalus arthurii

Leaf of Arthur's Milk-vetch, Waha Milk-vetch: Astragalus arthurii

Pendant fruits of Arthur's Milk-vetch, Waha Milk-vetch: Astragalus arthurii - Pendant fruits of Arthur's Milk-vetch, Waha Milk-vetch: Astragalus arthurii

Close-up images of the flowers, fruits and leaves of Arthur's milkvetch as seen in the Asotin Wildlife Area, Asotin County, WA........June 3, 2017.

Paul Slichter