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Astragalus crassicarpus
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Astragalus crassicarpus var. trichocalyx (Fabaceae), ground plum milkvetch, is an Illinois-endangered perennial that occurs in dry rocky prairies, glades, gravel prairies, open woods, and blufftops. It is found in the west-central United States, extending east into Illinois. Presently it exists in five Illinois countiesóJersey, Macoupin, Madison, Saint Clair, and Will.

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 Images and Distribution:

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  *Astragalus photos and distribution maps courtesy of PLANTS National Database.

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Key Findings:

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Requires scarification to break dormancy.

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Plants are easily established in greenhouse.

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Students Involved (Eastern Illinois University):

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Kim Morgan (1999-2000)

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Carl Wodrich (2000)