Where did the name Astragalus stella born?

Saturday, 14 February, 2015

This is one of the Astragalus species with white flower. The matte is hairy, and small legumes fruits thereof, are disposed in star. This can be seen well in the picture, and hence comes the scientific name "stella" Astragalus stella).  

Same as above, is a species that is also found in North Africa. Lives in sandy or rocky terrain, even in the driest sites Fuerteventura, and although it is common and easy to find, never forms large agglomerations.