Crescent Milkvetch is a member of the Pea
grows to 10 inches
in height and has
oval leaflets, covered with fine hairs, which grow in curving pairs of
7-21 each to 0.75 inches in length. It grows in
sandy or gravelly soil in deserts, arid grasslands, and among pinyon and
juniper trees at elevations between 4400 - 6000 feet.
Crescent Milkvetch can be
distinguished from many similar species by its pod, which has only
one chamber and a lower seam that lies in a groove rather than
forming a prominent ridge.
Crescent Milkvetch blooms between March - June and
produces lavender, pea-like flowers in a short cluster to 1 inch in
length. Flowers are followed by a curved pod to 1 inch in length.