Astragalus nevinii

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Astragalus nevinii, San Clemente Island


Astragalus nevinii is a rare species of milkvetch known by the common name San Clemente Island milkvetch. It is endemic to San Clemente Island.This is perennial herb growing upright {10 to 30 centimetres (4 to 12 in) tall. It is coated in woolly, tangled hairs. Its leaves are up to 8 centimetres (3 1⁄6 in) long and are made up of many oblong leaflets. The inflorescence is a dense cluster of up to 30 cream-colored flowers, each around 1 centimetre (5⁄12 in) in length. The fruit is a hanging legume pod up to 2 centimetres (3⁄4 in) long which is papery in texture and mostly hairless.


Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island J. C. Nevin & W. S. Lyon GH April 1885 GH-58841 Astragalus nevinii Plants
San Clemente Island J. C. Nevin & W. S. Lyon POM April 1885 POM-228224 Astragalus nevinii Plants
San Clemente Island J. C. Nevin & W. S. Lyon UC April 1885 UC-74585 Astragalus nevinii Plants
San Clemente Island Nell Murbarger UC April 1936 UC-557768 Astragalus nevinii Plants