Taxon  Report   801    
Astragalus argophyllus  Nutt.  var. argophyllus 
Silver leaf milk vetch,  Silverleaf milkvetch
Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
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Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
© 2011 Steve Matson
Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
© 2011 Steve Matson
Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
© 2013 Steve Matson
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Parent: Astragalus argophyllus
Communities: Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, playas

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Xylophacos argophyllus
More information about  Astragalus argophyllus var. argophyllus
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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 22, 2019).