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Bird's egg pea / ceramic milk vetch / painted milk vetch

Astragalus ceramicus

Description:

From the Agate Plant List: " it has weak, stick-like stems, 2 to 15 inches long, often lying on the ground. The leaves are very slender, grasslike. the small pea-like flowers, 2 to 7 per stem are white or pinkish. The fruit is a pod, 1 to 2 inches long, bladder-like and cream-colored with splotchy red spots, that resembles a bird's egg. The pods appear late June through July."

Habitat:

Arid Sandhills of western Nebraska.

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Nebraska, USA

Spotted on Jul 6, 2013
Submitted on Jul 12, 2013

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