Taxon  Report   857    
Astragalus lentiginosus  Douglas
Freckled milk vetch,  Rattle pod, Specklepod loco milkvetch
Astragalus lentiginosus
© 2004 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Astragalus lentiginosus
© 2005 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Astragalus lentiginosus
© 2012 Sierra Pacific Industries
Astragalus lentiginosus, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Astragalus lentiginosus
© 2003 Michael Charters
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub, Alkali Sink, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Valley Grassland, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Astragalus lentiginosus
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 23, 2019).