Taxon  Report   794    
Astragalus acutirostris  S. Watson
Beaked rattle weed,  Keel beak, Sharpkeel milkvetch
Astragalus acutirostris
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Astragalus acutirostris
© 2011 Steve Matson
Astragalus acutirostris
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Astragalus acutirostris, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Astragalus acutirostris
© 2008 Steve Matson
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Astragalus acutirostris
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).