Taxon  Report   844    
Astragalus insularis  Kellogg  var. harwoodii  Munz & McBurney
Harwood's milk vetch,  Harwood's milkvetch
Astragalus insularis var. harwoodii
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Astragalus insularis var. harwoodii
© 2012 Keir Morse
Astragalus insularis var. harwoodii
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Astragalus insularis var. harwoodii, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Arizona, Sonora, Mexico.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Astragalus insularis var. harwoodii
© 2012 Keir Morse
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Parent: Astragalus insularis
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub

Habitat: dunes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Astragalus harwoodii
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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).