Taxon  Report   956    
Astragalus whitneyi  A. Gray  var. whitneyi 
Balloonpod milkvetch,  Whitney's milk vetch
Astragalus whitneyi var. whitneyi
© 2010 Barry Breckling
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Astragalus whitneyi var. whitneyi
© 2015 John Doyen
Astragalus whitneyi var. whitneyi
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Astragalus whitneyi var. whitneyi, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Astragalus whitneyi var. whitneyi
© 2016 John Doyen
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Parent: Astragalus whitneyi
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Astragalus whitneyi ssp. pinosus
More information about  Astragalus whitneyi var. whitneyi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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 23, 2019).