In accordance with the CPC and USFS Rare Plant Seed Banking Agreement, on June 13, 2019, Sheila Murray from the Arboretum at Flagstaff made a conservation seed collection of Astragalus troglodytus in Coconino National Forest, off of Highway 89A near the gated Forest Service Road. Sheila collected seed from all 48 reproductively mature individuals in the population, but because each plant produced few seeds, she was only able to collect 480 total seeds. Recollection from this population in subsequent years or seed bulking may be necessary to increase the quantity of seed on hand for population restoration. Seed was divided and shared between The Arboretum at Flagstaff and the National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, CO.
The Arboretum at Flagstaff has collected seed of Astragalus troglodytus from 48 maternal lines from a population of 200 individuals located at: AZ, Coconino County, South of Flagstaff, off Hwy 89A, short walk down a gated forest service road (Accession #2019-0047). The total number of seed collected for long-term storage is 480.
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