Species Details

Astragalus cimae var. cimae

Cima milk-vetch

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Scientific Name:
Astragalus cimae Jones var. cimae
Common Name:
Cima milk-vetch
Family: Fabaceae
Element Code: PDFAB0F231
USDA Plants Symbol: ASCIC3
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-May
Elevation:
890 - 1850 meters
2920 - 6070 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Clay
Notes:
Known in CA from fewer than twenty occurrences. Threatened by grazing. On watch list in NV. See Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 13:505-508 (1964) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 27
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 1 0 0 26
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 13
Recent <=20 Years 14
Presence:
Presumed Extant 27
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Castle Peaks (3511532), Cima (3511525), Cima Dome (3511535), Columbia Mtn. (3511514), Hayden (3511515), Ivanpah (3511533), Marl Mountains (3511526), Mescal Range (3511545), Mid Hills (3511524), Pinto Valley (3511523)
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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