Astragalus spatulatus (Tufted Milkvetch)
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)

Astragalus spatulatus grows on dry open places in the northern counties of eastern and western Colorado. Leaves are simple and linear, which distinguishes A. spatulatus from other Astragalus spp. Flowers are small (less than 1 cm) and purple. Plants are mostly 1- to 2-inches tall.

Vegetation zone:  Plains, Foothills
Time of bloom:  May - June
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers