Taxon  Report   798 
Astragalus allochrous  A. Gray  var. playanus  (M.E. Jones) Isely
Halfmoon milkvetch,  Playa milk vetch
Astragalus allochrous var. playanus
© 2012 Steve Matson
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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 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 allochrous var. playanus
© 2006 James M. Andre
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Parent Record Astragalus allochrous
Creosote Bush Scrub
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PLANTS: Astragalus wootonii var. typicus
PLANTS: Astragalus wootonii
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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 21, 2016).

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