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Astragalus australis (L.) Lam.
Indian milkvetch

General Information
Symbol: ASAU4
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: AK   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 384. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
ASAB Astragalus aboriginorum Richardson
ASABF Astragalus aboriginorum Richardson var. fastigiorum M.E. Jones
ASABG Astragalus aboriginorum Richardson var. glabriusculus (Hook.) Rydb.
ASABL Astragalus aboriginorum Richardson var. lepagei (Hultén) B. Boivin
ASABR Astragalus aboriginorum Richardson var. richardsonii (Sheldon) B. Boivin
ASAUA2 Astragalus australis (L.) Lam. var. aboriginorum (Richardson) S.L. Welsh
ASAUG Astragalus australis (L.) Lam. var. glabriusculus (Hook.) Isely
ASAUL Astragalus australis (L.) Lam. var. lepagei (Hultén) S.L. Welsh
ASAUM Astragalus australis (L.) Lam. var. major (A. Gray) Isely
ASAUM2 Astragalus australis (L.) Lam. var. muriei (Rydb.) S.L. Welsh
ASFO5 Astragalus forwoodii S. Watson
ASFOW Astragalus forwoodii S. Watson var. wallowensis (Rydb.) M. Peck
ASGLM Astragalus glabriusculus (Hook.) A. Gray var. major A. Gray
ASLI7 Astragalus linearis (Rydb.) A.E. Porsild
ASRI4 Astragalus richardsonii Sheldon
ASSC12 Astragalus scrupulicola Fernald & Weath.
ATAB Atelophragma aboriginorum (Richardson) Rydb.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Astragalus L. – milkvetch
Species Astragalus australis (L.) Lam. – Indian milkvetch

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