Taxon  Report   940    
Astragalus tener  A. Gray  var. tener 
Alkali milk vetch,  Alkali milkvetch
Astragalus tener var. tener
© 2009 Barry Rice
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Astragalus tener var. tener
© 1991 Dean Wm. Taylor
Astragalus tener var. tener
© 2009 Aaron Arthur
Astragalus tener var. tener, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Astragalus tener var. tener
© Carol Witham and CNPS
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Parent: Astragalus tener
Communities: Valley Grassland, Alkali Sink, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: playas, vernal-pools

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Astragalus tener var. tener
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

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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 19, 2018).