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Common name

English: Foxtail milk vetch

German: Fuchsschwanz Tragant

Mandarin: 狐尾黄耆 (hu wei huang qi)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(family description)

          Genus: Astragalus (1)

            Epithet: alopecurus Pallas (2)

Synonyms: Astragalus centralpinus Braun-Blanq., Astragalus dzhawakheticus Bordz., Astragalus maximus Willd., Tragacantha alopecurus (Pallas) Kuntze, Tragacantha maxima (Willd.) Kuntze

alopecurus => fox tail, fox brush

maxima => largest

maximus => largest

Characteristics

Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Astragalus alopecurus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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