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Title: Physiological and morphological characterization of basalt milkvetch (Astragalus filipes): Basis for plant improvement

Author: Bhattarai, Kishor; Johnson, Douglas A.; Jones, Thomas A.; Connors, Kevin J.; Gardner, Dale R.;

Date: 2008

Source: Rangeland Ecology and Management. 61: 444-455.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Astragalus filipes Torr. ex A. Gray (basalt milkvetch or threadstalk milkvetch) is a legume that is widely distributed in western North America andholds promise for revegetation and restoration programs in the western United States. Seed of 67 accessions was collected in 2003 from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Washington. Field-collected forage samples from these accessions had nondetectable or low levels of selenium, swainsonine, and nitrotoxins. Accessions were evaluated at Providence and Millville in northern Utah in 2005 and 2006. At Providence accessions from north-central Oregon exhibited comparatively high biomass yield in summer and fall during both years.

Keywords: Astragalus filipes, restoration, revegetation, sagebrush steppe, western United States

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Bhattarai, Kishor; Johnson, Douglas A.; Jones, Thomas A.; Connors, Kevin J.; Gardner, Dale R. 2008. Physiological and morphological characterization of basalt milkvetch (Astragalus filipes): Basis for plant improvement. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 61: 444-455.

 


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