Astragalus sesameus L.
NOT protected species in Bulgaria.
The species is listed in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria to the category "Endangered" [Desislava Sopotlieva, 2010 in: Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria].
Herbaceous annual plant. Stems procumbent, with appressed white hairs. Leaves 2–8 cm long, imparipinnate, with 8–10 pairs of leaflets. Inflorescence a globose raceme, subsessile, 5–10-flowered; flowers 9–11 mm long. Corolla bluish. Legume 10–15 mm long, densely hairy. Seeds reniform, pale brown. Flowering April-May [Desislava Sopotlieva, 2010 in: Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria].
Valley of Struma River (Southern – Chuchuligovo and Kulata villages), Pirin Mts (Southern – Kalimantsi village), Thracian Lowland (Kapitan Dimitrievo village); up to 350 m alt [Sopotlieva, 2010].
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