Indigofera astragalina DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Indigofera astragalina
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera astragalina DC.
  • Common name : Silky Indigo
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2445, KFP 10521
  • Key identification features : A hardy annual with dense, silky hairs on the stem. Leaves are compound, hairy; leaflets elliptic and rounded at the apex. Flowers are small (0.5-1 cm across) and clustered in long, often terminal spikes (5-20 cm). Pod is hairy. Commonly seen in open places on poor soil.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Flowers resemble those of Astragalus.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Dharwad, Kolar, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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