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Taxon: Astragalus mollissimus Torr.

 
Genus: Astragalus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Subtribe: Astragalinae
Nomen number: 310123
Place of publication: Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York 2:178. 1827 (Acct. pl. Rocky Mts.)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Sep-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • crazyweed  (Source: F Tex) - English
  • purple locoweed  (Source: F Tex) - English
  • woolly locoweed  (Source: Mem NYBG) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (to livestock fide Mem NYBG 13:736. 1964; Kingsbury)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Kansas (w.), Nebraska (w. & s.-c.), South Dakota (s.w.), Oklahoma (w.)]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Wyoming (s.e.)]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico (s.e. & c.), Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona (n.e.), Nevada (s.e.), Utah]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México, Puebla, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Ciudad de México]
    • Mexico (n. & c.)


References:

  1. Barneby, R. C. 1964. Atlas of North American Astragalus. Part II. The Cercidothrix, Hypoglottis, Piptolodoid, Trimeniaeus and Orophaca Astragali. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 13:733.
  2. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  3. Cronquist, A. et al. 1972-. Intermountain flora.
  4. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  5. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  6. Villaseñor, J. L. 2016. Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 87:559-902.
  7. Welsh, S. L. et al. 1987. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9.

Check other web resources for Astragalus mollissimus Torr. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=310123. Accessed 23 July 2019.