Astragalus newberryi

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Weiser
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Astragalus newberryi

I grow a variety of Astragalus newberryi. There are five varieties in this group aquarii, blyae, castoreus, escalantinus, and newberryi. I grow variety castoreus the most widespread.

http://science.halleyhosting.com/nature/basin/5petal/pea/astragalus/newb...
http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=9713
http://www.agc-bc.ca/gallery/index.asp?astragalus-newberryi-castoreus-1.jpg

Mark McD
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An absolutely stunning locoweed, thanks for sharing.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Wow, a beauty indeed!  What is the adjacent plant to the left in the first photo?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Weiser
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Lori the plant it is intertwined with is Eriogonum ovalifolium var. williamsiae. These are growing at the Steamboat hot springs south of Reno.
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=475.0

 

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
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John P Weiser

Lori S.
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Hmm, I'm starting to realize that the white flash on the banner petal of Astragalus (though it seems to be of varying size and prominence between individual flowers and species) must be almost ubiquitous in the genus?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Lori wrote:

Hmm, I'm starting to realize that the white flash on the banner petal of Astragalus (though it seems to be of varying size and prominence between individual flowers and species) must be almost ubiquitous in the genus?

Not quite, Lori, we have some species in Norway without that  white flash. This one among others (sorry, have no digital picture myself):
http://midtnorsknatur.no/nb-NO/Dovrefjell/Oppdag/Flora/Folldal.aspx

Others have more white, as this A. alpinus:

But not one of the familiar  Astragaluses (or Astraguli??) is as showy as A. newberry ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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