There are 20 species of Milkvetch (Astragalus) in Red Rocks, Nevada. They prefer disturbed soil and can be found along many trails. This Milkvetch was in bloom along the Pine Creek Trail in March 2008. These plants are poisonous from the time they emerge until they dry up in late summer. They are non-toxic while dry.
Anya Jingle
on Mar 26, 2008 2:40 am
Image Type(s): Flora
Image ID: 391307


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lcarreau - Mar 27, 2008 10:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Great ...

I just came from the Calico Basin. Saw several species of flowers, including what resembled the Desert Canterberry Bells. It was a much darker purple than the Milkvetch. No photo. Left the camera at home! - Larry
(There was also water running in Red Springs and Assisi Canyon. Lots of blooms!)

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Mar 28, 2008 2:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great ...

Thanks for the update Larry. I have been looking for the Canterberry Bells everywhere I go around Lake Mead, but no results so far.

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