Taxon  Report   898    
Astragalus nuttallii  (Torr. & A. Gray) J. T. Howell  var. virgatus  (A. Gray) Barneby
Nuttall's milkvetch,  Ocean bluff milk vetch, San francisco rattleweed
Astragalus nuttallii var. virgatus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Astragalus nuttallii var. virgatus
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Astragalus nuttallii var. virgatus
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Astragalus nuttallii var. virgatus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Astragalus nuttallii var. virgatus
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Parent: Astragalus nuttallii
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Astragalus menziesii ssp. virgatus
More information about  Astragalus nuttallii var. virgatus
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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 21, 2019).