Taxon  Report   797 
Astragalus albens  E. Greene
Cushenbury milk vetch,  Cushenbury milkvetch
Astragalus albens
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
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Astragalus albens
© 2006 Steve Matson
Astragalus albens
© 2006 Steve Matson
Astragalus albens, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as Endangered .

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Astragalus albens
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Astragalus albens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 22, 2018).

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