Pursh's Milk-vetch, Woollypod Milkvetch, Woolly-pod Milkvetch
Astragalus purshii var. tinctus
Synonyms: Astragalus candelarius, Astragalus lectulus, Astragalus leucolobus, Astragalus leucolobus ssp. consectus, Astragalus purshii var. lectulus, Astragalus purshii var. longilobus
What may be woollypod milkvetch (var. tinctus) as seen on slopes due north of the Cottonwood Canyon day use area, Sherman County, Oregon.........March 18, 2016. Note the long corolla and calyx tubes and bright purple flower color. This ID is partly based upon sightings of last year's fruits, which are shorter and not as arched as those of the similar var. glareosus.
Woollypod milkvetch (var. tinctus) observed along the Hard Stone Trail south of Oregon Highway 206, Cottonwood Canyon State Park, Sherman County, OR......March 10, 2018.
What appears to be woolly-pod milkvetch (vat. tinctus) as seen on the east-facing slopes of the Hart Mt. ridgeline about a mile west of Hot Springs Campground, Hart Mt. National Antelope Refuge..........June 9, 2016.
Woolly-pod milkvetch (var. tinctus) in bloom at a bald at about 7400' along the Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 on the southeastern shoulder of Crook Peak, Fremont-Winema National Forest.......June 28, 2019.
What appears to be woolly-pod milkvetch (vat. tinctus) blooming on scree slopes on the west side of Light Peak, Fremont-Winema National Forest.....June 29, 2019.