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Synonyms for Astragalus

large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions

the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint

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Astragalus distortus, also known as Ozark milkvetch, occurs in four counties (INHD 2007).
Ecophysiological observations on Lane Mountain milkvetch, Astragalusjaegerianus (Fabaceae), a proposed endangered species of the Mojave Desert.
Tennessee milkvetch (Astragalus tennesseensis--extirpated), a species of the glades and barrens in Tennessee and Alabama with disjunct occurrences in Illinois and Indiana, was collected at only one site in the state, near Lafayette (Stuart 1902).
Other species range from the Lane Mountain milkvetch, a small flower found on Fort Irwin, Calif.
The Bureau of Land Management has estimated, as reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, that it will spend $850,000 this year walking its employees around for 1,700 miles to count little plants called Pierson's milkvetch.
Among the rare plants that call the dunes home are purple milkvetch and northern march orchid, and several important species of butterfly and moth also live in the dunes.
Listed species addressed in the recovery plan include an endangered plant, the Amargosa niterwort (Nitrophila mohavensis); six threatened plants, the spring-loving centaury (Centaurium namophilum), Ash Meadows ivesia (Ivesia eremica), Ash Meadows blazing star (Mentzelia leucophylla), Ash Meadows milkvetch (Astragalus phoenix), Ash Meadows sunray (Enceliopsis nudicaulis var.
Lazar wants a supplemental environmental impact report done on the project to address ``significant changes'' that have occurred since the original 1994 report, such as the discovery of the federally endangered Braunton's milkvetch.
curtipendula); 5% shrubs, mostly Louisiana sagebrush (Artemesia ludoviciana), milkvetch (Astragalus crassicarpus), and other sages (Artemesia sp.
Of more than 50 species that occur here, three are found nowhere else: Eureka dunegrass, Eureka Dunes evening primrose, and Eureka Dunes milkvetch.
Fish and Wildlife Service and in partnership with the Grand Canyon Association, the Park constructed a 200-square-foot (18-sq-meter) passive solar greenhouse that houses an ex situ (off site) population of sentry milkvetch.
Plants such as two-grooved milkvetch, woody aster, and prince's plume actively accumulate selenium and can kill hungry animals that eat them.
The Fish & Wildlife Service recently announced its intention to leave a plant called the Peirson's Milkvetch [cq] on the federal endangered species list.
A low abundance of annual and perennial herbaceous species was also present, including milkvetch (Astragalus spp.
On October 20, the Service listed the Deseret milkvetch as a threatened species.