Taxon  Report   868 
Astragalus lentiginosus  Hook.  var. micans  Barneby
Shining milk vetch,  Shining milkvetch
Astragalus lentiginosus var. micans
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Astragalus lentiginosus var. micans
© 2005 Steve Matson
Astragalus lentiginosus var. micans
© 2005 Steve Matson
Astragalus lentiginosus var. micans, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Astragalus lentiginosus var. micans
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Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Parent Record Astragalus lentiginosus
Creosote Bush Scrub
Habitat: dunes [CNPS Inventory]
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 26, 2017).

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