Species Details

Astragalus pycnostachyus var. pycnostachyus

coastal marsh milk-vetch

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Photo of Astragalus pycnostachyus var. pycnostachyus
©2009 Neal Kramer
Photo of Astragalus pycnostachyus var. pycnostachyus
©2009 Neal Kramer
Scientific Name:
Astragalus pycnostachyus A. Gray var. pycnostachyus
Common Name:
coastal marsh milk-vetch
Family: Fabaceae
Element Code: PDFAB0F7B2
USDA Plants Symbol: ASPYP
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G2T2
State Rank:
S2
Other Status: BLM_S; SB_CalBG/RSABG; SB_SBBG; SB_UCBG
CRPR Changes:
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: (Apr)Jun-Oct
Elevation:
0 - 30 meters
0 - 100 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal dunes (mesic)
  • Coastal scrub
  • Marshes and swamps (coastal salt, streamsides)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Possibly threatened by cattle trampling, erosion, and competition. See Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 6:526 (1865) for original description, and Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 13:811-813 (1964) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 25
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 11 3 1 2 8
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 15
Recent <=20 Years 10
Presence:
Presumed Extant 23
Possibly Extirpated 2
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Humboldt (HUM), Marin (MRN), San Mateo (SMT)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bolinas (3712286)*, Cape Mendocino (4012444), Capetown (4012443), Drakes Bay (3812218), Eureka (4012472), Half Moon Bay (3712244), Inverness (3812217), La Honda (3712233), Montara Mountain (3712254), Petrolia (4012433), Pigeon Point (3712224)(?), San Gregorio (3712234), San Mateo (3712253), Woodside (3712243)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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