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Astragalus pauperculus  Greene
Depauperate milk vetch,  Depauperate milkvetch
Astragalus pauperculus
© Carol Witham and CNPS
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Astragalus pauperculus
© 1988 Dean Wm. Taylor
Astragalus pauperculus, 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 pauperculus
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Astragalus bruceae
More information about  Astragalus pauperculus
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 20, 2019).