[Milkvetches: The Genus Astragalus East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch

Astragalus spaldingi

Inflorescence of Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch: Astragalus spaldingii

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of Spalding's milk-vetch as seen on prairie on slopes above Wilson Creek in central Washington........June 22, 2006.

Flower of Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch: Astragalus spaldingii

The photo above shows a close-up side view of the flower of Spalding's milk-vetch as seen on prairie on slopes above Wilson Creek in central Washington........June 22, 2006. Note the numerous white, shaggy hairs on the light calyx , the long, slender calyx lobes with dark tips and the long, erect banner arising above the tip of the keel.

Flower of Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch: Astragalus spaldingii

The photo above shows a close-up frontal view of the flower of Spalding's milk-vetch as seen above Wilson Creek in central Washington.........June 25, 2006.

Leaf of Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch: Astragalus spaldingii

The photo above show the shaggy white hairs that cover the surfaces of the leaflets of Spalding's milk-vetch. Photographed above Wilson Creek in central Washington........June 25, 2006.

Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch: Astragalus spaldingii

The photo above shows the maturing fruits within the withered inflorescence of Spalding's milk-vetch as seen at Wilson Creek in central Washington.........June 25, 2006.

Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch: Astragalus spaldingii

The photo above shows Spalding's milk-vetch as seen in prairie on slopes above Wilson Creek in central Washington........June 25, 2006.

Raceme of Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch: Astragalus spaldingii

Leaf of Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch: Astragalus spaldingii

Spalding's milk-vetch as seen in sagebrush steppe along the shoreline of Banks Lake near the Million Dollar Boat Ramp, Grant County, Washington..........June 1, 2013.

Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch: Astragalus spaldingii - Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch: Astragalus spaldingii - Leafy stem of Spalding's Milkvetch, Spalding's Milk-vetch: Astragalus spaldingii

Several close-up images of the congested inflorescence and leafy stems of Spalding's milkvetch as seen at Steamboat Rock S.P., Washington State...........May 2, 1998.

Paul Slichter