Astragalus nuttallii / Pea Family
Carmel, CA - Pt. Lobos State Preserve
June 29, 2006
This plant has very distinctive seedpods, so it was pretty easy to identify. The pods rattle when the seeds are ripe. Plants in the Astragalus species are highly poisonous to cattle, horses, and sheep, they contain selenium, nitro compounds, swainsonine.