Taxon  Report   938    
Astragalus tener  A. Gray
Alkali milk vetch,  Alkali milkvetch
Astragalus tener
© 2006 Bob Huettmann
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Astragalus tener
© 2004 Bob Huettmann
Astragalus tener
© 1991 Dean Wm. Taylor
Astragalus tener, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Astragalus tener
© 2009 Barry Rice
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Valley Grassland, Coastal Strand, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Astragalus tener
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 21, 2019).