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Sodaville Milkvetch - Astragalus lentiginosus var. salinus

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S3?

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

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General Description
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Diagnostic Characteristics
Spellenberg (Jepson Manual, 1993) distinguishes variety salinus from other varieties in part by the following: calyx tube usually less than 6.4 mm long; keel 6-9.6 mm long; fruit glabrous, straight, thinly papery and translucent.

Range Comments
ID, OR, CA, WY, UT, NV. Barneby claims the variety also is in MT but according to Heidel (MTHP, 1993) all MT material is of the typcal variety.

Sagebrush grassland in the valley and foothill zones.

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Sodaville Milkvetch — Astragalus lentiginosus var. salinus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from