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Mono Milk-Vetch
(Astragalus monoensis var. monoensis )
Fabaceae


Photo Copyright 2004 Dean Wm. Taylor

Description: Click for a drawing of the plant.

Distribution: Mono County, CA

Habitat: Large, open pumice flats in loose sandy or gravelly soil at elevations of 6500-7500 feet (2000-2600 m).

Flowering Period: June-July

Similar Plants: It is unlikely that this species would be confused with Astragalus andersonii, a similar but coarser plant with a tufted growth habit, but which lacks the well developed underground stems that Astragalus monoensis has.

Status: California State Rare, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010