Astragalus purshii var. lagopinus
Synonym: Astragalus lagopinus
Hare milkvetch observed on sandy soils along the Flatiron Trail, Badlands Wilderness.......May 12, 2018. Note the length of the flower compared to the tip of the ball point pen.
What may be hare milkvetch as seen on rocky balds around Silver Creek Marsh Campground, Fremont National Forest........May 20, 2016. The flowers are small and there are 5-7 leaflets per leaf. We'll have to revisit the area to see plants with mature fruits to verify the identity of this variety.
Several views of the small, woolly and arched fruits of hare milkvetch as seen along the Rimrock Springs Trail #850, Crooked River National Grasslands.........May 20, 2017.
Hare milkvetch as seen along Silver Lake Road at the eastern boundary of Klamath Marsh NWR several miles southwest of the headquarters compound........May 20, 2016.
Hare milkvetch observed atop Pine Mountain, Deschutes National Forest, northeast corner of Deschutes County, OR.......May 12, 2018.
A close-up view of the previous season's small, woolly and arched fruit and new flowers of hare milkvetch as seen along the Rimrock Springs Trail #850, Crooked River National Grasslands.........April 24, 2018.