Cream Milkvetch – Wildlife Wednesday

“There is poetry among the wildflowers.” — Rachel Irene Stevenson

Cream milkvetch, Astragalus racemosus appears to be native to Texas. This species was seen at Tahoka Lake Pasture. It loves being near a water source for it to bloom and grow.

Their stems are deep red and are very similar to Snow-on-the-Mountain. At first, I thought I was looking at a hybrid of Russain Thistle. This plant flowers from May to June the flowers are super soft with a creamy white color. 

A couple of neat aspects of this plant. Clouded Sulphur butterflies love this plant. It accumulates selenium from the soil. 

Happy Wildlife Wednesday.