Calflora
Taxon  Report   801    
Astragalus argophyllus  Nutt.  var. argophyllus 
Silver leaf milk vetch,  Silverleaf milkvetch
Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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, 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 argophyllus var. argophyllus
© 2013 Steve Matson
Communities: Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, playas

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Xylophacos argophyllus
More information about  Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ASARA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 16, 2018).

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