CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record astragalus_austiniae - Wed, Dec. 1, 2021, 19:50 ET b
Astragalus austiniae
common nameAustin's astragalus
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life formperennial herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.3
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.3: Not very endangered in California
state rank
S2S3   S2S3: Intermediate between S2 and S3
global rank
G2G3   G2G3: Intermediate between G2 and G3
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (6):
Tragedy Spring (507B) 3812062, Emerald Bay (523A) 3812081, Echo Lake (523D) 3812071, Granite Chief (539A) 3912023, Independence Lake (555A) 3912043, Norden (555D) 3912033
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Alpine (ALP), El Dorado (ELD), Nevada (NEV), Placer (PLA), Nevada (NV)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Alpine boulder and rock field (AlpBR)
•Subalpine coniferous forest (SCFrs)/Rocky
blooming period (May),Jul-Sep   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range2440 - 2970 meters
Previously CBR as being too common; rarer than originally throught. Known in CA only from the Lake Tahoe region. Similar to A. andersonii. See Geological Survey of California, Botany 1:156 (1876) for original description.
full nameAstragalus austiniae A. Gray
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Additional information:
standard acronym  ASAU Element Code  PDFAB0F120
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
Jepson Online Jepson Interchange  Jepson Manual and other resources
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Wed, Dec. 1, 2021 from

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