Plant family: Fabaceae - Pea
Plant type: N/A
Plant origin: N/A, California
Coastal Sage Scrub, Grassland
Decomposed Granite, Salt, Rocky
Attracts Wildlife, Salt Tolerant
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 gray 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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