Taxon  Report   798    
Astragalus allochrous  A. Gray  var. playanus  (M. E. Jones) Isely
Halfmoon milkvetch,  Playa milk vetch
Astragalus allochrous var. playanus
© 2006 James M. Andre
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Astragalus allochrous var. playanus
© 2006 James M. Andre
Astragalus allochrous var. playanus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Astragalus allochrous var. playanus
© 2012 Steve Matson
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Astragalus wootonii

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Astragalus wootonii var. typicus
PLANTS: Astragalus wootonii
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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: Oct 21, 2018).

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