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Astragalus australis
Indian milk-vetch, subarctic milk-vetch

Distribution: Occurring in the Olympic Mountains in Washington; Alaska south in the Rocky Mountains to northeastern Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, east to the Great Plains and eastern Canada.

Habitat: Foothill bluffs and riverbanks to subalpine and alpine ridges and scree.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Threatened in Washington (WANHP)


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Accepted Name:
Astragalus australis (L.) Lam.
Publication: Fl. Franç. (Lamarck) 2: 637. 1779. 1779.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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var. cottonii – Cotton's milk-vetch, Cotton's milkvetch    Endemic to Olympic Mountains in Washington.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Astragalus australis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Astragalus australis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Astragalus australis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Astragalus australis photos.

USDA Plants: Astragalus australis information.

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