Taxon  Report   921    
Astragalus purshii  Douglas
Pursh loco milkvetch,  Pursh's milk vetch, Pursh's sheeppod
Astragalus purshii
© 2012 Jason Matthias Mills
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Astragalus purshii
© 2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Astragalus purshii
© 2014 California Academy of Sciences
Astragalus purshii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Astragalus purshii
© 2007 Mary Winter
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Alpine Fell-fields, Subalpine Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Astragalus purshii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).