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Astragalus lentiginosus, Freckled Milkvetch is a member of the pea family and and grows in dry, open areas in the Mojave desert at elevations below 12,000 feet. Best planted in the fall months for early spring growth.
Favored by Desert tortoises in the early springtime months.
Sunset Zone(s): All Zones
Blooming Period: Spring
Exposure: Full Sun, intolerant of shade
Soil Type: Gravelly, sandy, alkaline
Water Usage: Xeric
Collection elevation: 3340 feet
Location: San Bernardino County
Type: Open Pollinated