Taxon  Report   909    
Astragalus palmeri  A. Gray
Palmer locoweed,  Palmer's milk vetch, Palmer's milkvetch
Astragalus palmeri
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Astragalus palmeri
© 2014 Keir Morse
Astragalus palmeri
© 2014 Keir Morse
Astragalus palmeri, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Astragalus palmeri
© 2010 Larry Sward
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Astragalus vaseyi var. johnstonii
PLANTS: Astragalus vaseyi var. metanus
ICPN + PLANTS: Astragalus vaseyi
More information about  Astragalus palmeri
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 20, 2018).

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