CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
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Status: record astragalus_tener_var._tener - Wed, Dec. 1, 2021, 07:54 ET b
Astragalus tener var. tener
common namealkali milk-vetch
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life formannual herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.2
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
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S2      ranking system key
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G2T2      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (37):
Salinas (365B)* 3612166, Hollister (385C)* 3612174, San Luis Ranch (403A) 3712027, Arena (422C) 3712036, Gustine (423C) 3712038, Stevinson (423D) 3712037, Crows Landing (424A)* 3712141, Milpitas (427B) 3712148, Mountain View (428A)* 3712241, Altamont (445B) 3712166, Hayward (447A)* 3712261, San Leandro (447B)* 3712262, Newark (447D)* 3712251, San Francisco South (448B)* 3712264, Stockton West (462A)* 3712183, Woodward Island (463A) 3712185, Byron Hot Springs (463C)* 3712176, Clifton Court Forebay (463D)* 3712175, Oakland East (465C)* 3712272, Richmond (466A)* 3712283, San Francisco North (466C)* 3712274, Oakland West (466D)* 3712273, Denverton (481B) 3812128, Honker Bay (481C) 3812118, Antioch North (481D) 3812117, Fairfield South (482A) 3812221, Cuttings Wharf (483A) 3812223, Petaluma River (484A)* 3812225, Petaluma (484B)* 3812226, Saxon (497B) 3812146, Dixon (498A)* 3812147, Elmira (498C) 3812138, Dozier (498D) 3812137, Fairfield North (499D)* 3812231, Napa (500D)* 3812233, Grays Bend (513B) 3812166, Davis (513C)* 3812156
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Counties, states, regions:
Alameda (ALA), Contra Costa (CCA)*, Merced (MER), Monterey (MNT)*, Napa (NAP), San Benito (SBT)*, Santa Clara (SCL)*, San Francisco (SFO)*, San Joaquin (SJQ)*, Solano (SOL), Sonoma (SON)*, Stanislaus (STA)*, Yolo (YOL)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Playas (Plyas)
•Valley and foothill grassland (VFGrs)(adobe clay)
•Vernal pools (VnPls)/alkaline
blooming period Mar-Jun  
elevation range1 - 60 meters
Threatened by development, competition from non-native plants, and habitat destruction, especially agricultural conversion. Possibly threatened by trampling. Potentially threatened by energy transmission line construction. See Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 6:206 (1864) for original description, and Systematic Botany 17(3):367-379 (1992) for distributional information.
full nameAstragalus tener Gray var. tener
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Additional information:
standard acronym  ASTET2 Element Code  PDFAB0F8R1
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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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