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CCH1 Specimen Number  ?   RSA294164   (Accession number)   image_link (to be added soon)
Determination  ?   Astragalus pycnostachyus var. pycnostachyus  CCH1 Determination History
ICPN Name Status   JFP Rank 1, accepted name for taxon native to CA  link to ICPN 
eFlora Accepted Name  ?   Astragalus pycnostachyus var. pycnostachyus    link to Jepson eFlora 
Determination (verbatim)  ?   Astragalus pycnostachyus var. pycnostachyus 
Nativity NATIVE 
Endemicity Endemic to California 
eFlora Habit perennial herb 
Collector & Number  ?   Robert A. Norris  4225
Formatted Date (YYYY MM DD) ?  1981-07-25 
County (verbatim)  ?   San Mateo 
Locality  ?   N of mouth of Pescadero Creek, Pescadero State Beach.  
Habitat  ?   By path about 10 ft. upslope from a marshy lagoon border; Baccharis pilularis, Achillea borealis, Brassica geniculata, and Castilleja Wightii. 
Morphology Notes  ?   Multistemmed perennial, Corolla white, tinged with yellow-green, fading tannish; filaments white, anthers orange. Lfts. gray with a blue-green cast; rachis of similar color above but pale green beneath. Stems stoutish, mostly strict, ascending to erect;they were a dull darkish purple, shading to pale grayish green near the inflorescences. With long, thick taproots, some of which had one, two, or a few more or less horizontal branches. At coll. site, max. hft. was about 3 ft., but elsewhere, on a dike near the creek, we noted some individuals that were 4 to 5 ft. tall (the tallest plants of this genus seen by the collector). 
Date Last Modified  ?   2022-03-04 14:33:47 
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