Central Alps Milk Vetch (Astragalus alopecurus) is a flowering plant in the Fabaceae family of peas.
It is native to the mountainous regions of the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia), Bulgaria, China, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkey.
It grows to 50-90 centimetres (20-35 inches) tall.
It has a thick hairy stem. The leaves are 20-30 centimetres (8-12 inches) long.
The inflorescences are ovoid to cylindrical clusters 5-10 centimetres (2-4 inches) long. The petals are yellow and glabrous.
The Central Alps Milk Vetch blooms from June to August in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographed at the Paris Botanical Garden, France, July 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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