A Utah Flora Description: Astragalus moencoppensis M. E. Jones, Zoë 2: 12. 1891. [Cnemidophacos moencoppensis (M. E. Jones) Rydberg, N. Amer. Fl. 24(5): 286. 1929; Type: "Collected June 11, 1890, on limestone cliffs at Willow Springs, near the Moencoppa, in northern Arizona," M. E. Jones s.n., holotype POM!, isotypes ARIZ, GH!, NMC!, NY!, US]
Perennial, caulescent, 9–60 cm tall, from a branching caudex; pubescence basifixed; stems erect or ascending, commonly shorter than the longest peduncles; stipules 1.5–7 mm long, at least some connatesheathing; leaves 4–16.5 cm long; leaflets 5–15, 2–23 mm long, 0.3–2 mm wide, filiform to linear or narrowly elliptic, acute to obtuse, the terminal often continuous with the rachis, strigose below, glabrous on the involute upper surface; peduncles 4–25 (39) cm long; racemes 6–34-flowered, the flowers ascending at anthesis, rather widely spaced or soon becoming so, the axis 3–25 cm long in fruit; bracts 1.5–3.5 mm long; pedicels 0.3–2 mm long; bracteoles 0–1; calyx 5–7.5 mm long, the tube 3–4 mm long, campanulate, white-pilose, the teeth 1.8–3.5 mm long, lance-subulate; flowers 8–11 mm long, pink purple; pods ascending spreading, sessile, ovoid to ellipsoid, 6–7 mm long, 2.3–3.4 mm thick, strigulose, unilocular.