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Darwin Mesa Milkvetch (Astragalus atratus var. mensanus)

  • Global Rank: T2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 154138
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/05/2022

Where is Darwin Mesa Milkvetch (Astragalus atratus var. mensanus) located in the wild?

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Darwin Mesa Milkvetch can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Darwin Mesa Milkvetch (Astragalus atratus var. mensanus)?

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

Tina Stanley
  • 12/05/2022
  • Seed Collection Orthodox Seed Banking

California Botanic Garden collected this species from the wild in May, 2022, and holds it in seed collection as part of the California Plant Rescue seed banking initiative.

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Taxon Astragalus atratus var. mensanus
Authority M.E. Jones
Family Fabaceae
CPC Number 9547
ITIS 192360
Duration Perennial
Common Names Darwin Mesa Milkvetch | Mourning Milkvetch
Associated Scientific Names Astragalus atratus var. mensanus
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Ecological Relationships


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