New Latin from Greek astragalosvertebraost- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek ἀστράγαλος (astragalos).
Astragalus Sentence Examples
Besides the grasses there are leguminous plants valuable for pasture - Astragalus, Vicia (wild vetch), Lathyrus (wild pea) of which there are many species.
Of the 1o00 known species of Astragalus it possesses 800.
China has no Cistus or heath, only a single Ferula, while Astragalus is reduced to 35 species.
The western dry areas have the old-world leguminous Astragalus and Prosopis (Mesquit), but are especially characterized by the northward extension of the new-world tropical Cactaceae, Mgmmillaria, Cereus and Opuntia, by succulent Amar llideae such as A gave (of which the so-called American aloe is a type), and by arborescent Liliaceae (Yucca).
Prickly forms of Statice and Astragalus cover the dry hills.