Taxon  Report   891    
Astragalus nutans  M. E. Jones
Lax flowered locoweed,  Providence Mountain milkvetch
Astragalus nutans
© 2010 James M. Andre
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Astragalus nutans
© 2014 John Doyen
Astragalus nutans
© 2010 James M. Andre
Astragalus nutans, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Astragalus nutans
© 2012 Aaron Schusteff
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Astragalus chuckwallae
ICPN: Astragalus deserticola
More information about  Astragalus nutans
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).