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Astragalus nuttallii  (Torr. & A. Gray) J. T. Howell
Loco weed,   Nuttall's milkvetch,   Ocean bluff milk vetch
Astragalus nuttallii is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Genus: Astragalus
Family: Fabaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: Do not eat any part of this plant.

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JM93Astragalus nuttalli
Information about  Astragalus nuttallii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ASNU5)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Flowers & Fruit Descriptions: Astragalus nuttallii is a species of milkvetch known by the common name Nuttall's milkvetch. It is native to California and Baja California, where it grows in the sandy soils of coastal habitat.The flowers are dull cream-colored and sometimes purple-tinted. The fruit is an inflated legume pod up to 6 centimeters long which dries to a papery texture and contains many seeds in its single chamber. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/17/2024).