chickpea milk-vetch, cicer
Etymology: Astragalus: from Greek astragalos meaning "ankle bone" and an early name applied to some plants in this family because of the shape of the seeds; also could mean "star" or "milk"
Plants: perennial forb
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.