A total of 55 Astragalus species have been recorded in Jordan. They are mostly low shrubs with hairy, compound, odd-pinnate leaves (paired leaflets and one terminal leaflet); pink, yellow, or white flowers with a banner petal that slightly curves back; and inflated pea pods that rattle when dry. Most Astragalus species are toxic.
Different species occur in habitats ranging from the highlands including Jerash, Amman, Salt, and Shobak, to deserts such as Wadi Araba and the Eastern Desert.
Late winter or spring.