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Florida Milkvetch (Astragalus obcordatus)

The light purple flowers of the Florida Milkvetch grow in tiny clusters at the tip of the stems. The leaf arrangement is opposite and the leaves are shaped like tiny hearts. Many of these clusters were no bigger than two hands side-by-side. Photo Credit: Cami Adams
  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 151905
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 06/22/2023

Where is Florida Milkvetch (Astragalus obcordatus) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Florida Milkvetch can be found in Florida

Which CPC Partners conserve Florida Milkvetch (Astragalus obcordatus)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Jason Ligon
  • 06/20/2023
  • Seed Collection

In March 2023, Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) staff visited Lake Talquin State Forest on three occasions, in search of Florida Milkvetch (Astragalus obcordatus). These trips were led by Florida-based team members: Ashlynn Smith, Gulf Coast Coordinator and Cami Adams, Field Technician. During these trips we found healthy populations, recorded locations, plant reproductive status, and bagged fruit for future seed collection. Collected seeds will be added to our conservation seed bank at ABG and the National Laboratory for Genetic Resource Preservation. We were able to bag 24 fruits across 2 subpopulations and they are being revisited for collection at the beginning of June.

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Taxon Astragalus obcordatus
Authority Elliott
Family Fabaceae
CPC Number 449715
ITIS 25611
Duration Perennial
Common Names Florida Milkvetch
Associated Scientific Names Astragalus obcordatus
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S2
Ecological Relationships


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