Taxon  Report   801 
Astragalus argophyllus  Nutt.  var. argophyllus 
Silver leaf milk vetch,  Silverleaf milkvetch
Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
© 2013 Steve Matson
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Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
© 2011 Steve Matson
Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
© 2011 Steve Matson
Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
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Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Parent Record Astragalus argophyllus
Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, playas [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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PLANTS: Xylophacos argophyllus
More information about  Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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