Taxon  Report   813    
Astragalus canadensis  L.  var. brevidens  (Gand.) Barneby
Short toothed milk vetch,  Shorttooth canadian milkvetch
Astragalus canadensis var. brevidens
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
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Astragalus canadensis var. brevidens
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Astragalus canadensis var. brevidens, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Astragalus canadensis var. brevidens
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Parent: Astragalus canadensis
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Astragalus brevidens
More information about  Astragalus canadensis var. brevidens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 19, 2019).