CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record astragalus_pycnostachyus_var._pycnostachyus - Tue, Dec. 7, 2021, 00:14 ET b
Astragalus pycnostachyus var. pycnostachyus
common namecoastal marsh milk-vetch
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life formperennial herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.2
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G2T2      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (17):
Pico Creek (271C) 3512152, Cambria (271D) 3512151, Franklin Point (409A)(*?) 3712223, Pigeon Point (409B)(*?) 3712224, Woodside (429A) 3712243, Half Moon Bay (429B) 3712244, San Gregorio (429C) 3712234, La Honda (429D) 3712233, Montara Mountain (448C) 3712254, San Mateo (448D) 3712253, Bolinas (467B)* 3712286, Drakes Bay (485C) 3812218, Inverness (485D) 3812217, Capetown (637A) 4012443, Cape Mendocino (637B) 4012444, Petrolia (637D) 4012433, Eureka (672C) 4012472
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Humboldt (HUM), Marin (MRN), San Luis Obispo (SLO), San Mateo (SMT)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Coastal dunes (CoDns)(mesic)
•Coastal scrub (CoScr)
•Marshes and swamps (MshSw)(coastal salt, streamsides)
blooming period (Apr),Jun-Oct   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range0 - 30 meters
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.
full nameAstragalus pycnostachyus A. Gray var. pycnostachyus
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Additional information:
standard acronym  ASPYP Element Code  PDFAB0F7B2
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Tue, Dec. 7, 2021 from

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