Taxon  Report   952    
Astragalus whitneyi  A. Gray
Balloonpod milkvetch,  Whitney's milk vetch
Astragalus whitneyi
© 2006 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Astragalus whitneyi
© 2006 Steve Matson
Astragalus whitneyi
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/
Astragalus whitneyi, a dicot, is a 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 whitneyi
© 2014 John Doyen
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Northern Juniper Woodland

Habitat: slopes, ridges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Astragalus whitneyi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).