Taxon  Report   852    
Astragalus kentrophyta  A. Gray  var. elatus  S. Watson
Spiny leaved milk vetch,  Spiny leaved milkvetch
Astragalus kentrophyta var. elatus
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Astragalus kentrophyta var. elatus
© 2015 Steve Matson
Astragalus kentrophyta var. elatus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Nevada.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Astragalus kentrophyta var. elatus
© 2013 Mary Winter
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Parent: Astragalus kentrophyta
Communities: Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Astragalus impensis
PLANTS: Astragalus kentrophyta ssp. elatus
More information about  Astragalus kentrophyta var. elatus
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).