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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. Last Changed: 05-Jul-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 3 (3 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

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); 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.), Oklahoma (w.), South Dakota (s.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, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Aguascalientes, Federal District, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Puebla, Queretaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz]
    • 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 Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  3. Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  4. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  5. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  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. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. (F Utah)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=310123. Accessed 21 October 2018.