Taxon  Report   822    
Astragalus crotalariae  (Benth.) Torr.
Salton milk vetch,  Salton milkvetch
Astragalus crotalariae
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
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Astragalus crotalariae
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
Astragalus crotalariae
© 2011 Duncan S. Bell
Astragalus crotalariae, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Arizona, Baja California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Astragalus crotalariae
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Astragalus limatus
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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).