Ground Plum (Astragalus crassicarpus var. crassicarpus)


This low-growing plant is found on dry prairies and bluffs in western and southern Minnesota. The stems can be up to 24″ long but recline on the ground. The plant is rarely more than 6″ tall. In April and May it produces a short, loose cluster of 5 to 25 purple flowers.

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