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Species: Astragalus pycnostachyus
Collection Date: July 25, 1981
Bar Code ID: 000004284
UUID: dac5c09b-b92c-4c39-b913-2be7dd273faf
Collectors: Robert A. Norris, John L. Inase, Allen Nakagawa
Collector's Identifier: 4225
Flowers Present?: True
Country: United States
State or Province: California
County or Parish: San Mateo
Fips Code: 06081
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Special Geographical Unit: Pescadero State Beach
Verbatim Directions to Locality: N of mouth of Pescadero Creek.
Habitat: By path about 10 ft. upslope from a marshy lagoon border; some associates were Baccharis pilularis, Achillea borealis, Brassica geniculata, and Castilleja wightii.
Plant Morphology Observations: 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. hgt. was about 3 ft.
Local Abundance Observations: Locally common.
Notes: At coll. site, max. hgt. 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).
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