Astragalus villosus Michx. - Bearded Milkvetch
Family - Fabaceae
Flowering - March - June.
Habitat - Sandhills, sandy open woods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This low-growing species can be found in the most southern counties of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its sandhill habitat, villosus, decumbent stems, oval to orbicular leaflets, and creamy-yellow flowers.
Photographs taken off Hwy off Interstate 75 near Lake City, FL., 3-20-05.