Astragalus trichopodus

Santa Barbara Milkvetch

Plant family: Fabaceae - Pea

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Plant origin: N/A, California

 
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Flower Color Cream
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 0-1 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Coastal Sage Scrub, Grassland

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Clay, Salt

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Salt Tolerant

Plant Highlights

Santa Barbara Milkvetch is a leguminous perennial that is native to California and is endemic to California. Also known as Southern California Locoweed, it grows from Santa Barbara to Orange County into Chino hills.

Light and lacy silver foliage showcases cream colored flowers from Spring through Summer. Please be aware that this plant often dies back to the taproot in the summer. This plant is an important host for the larvae of the Silvery Blue Butterfly and Western Tailed Blue Butterfly.

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