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Ventura Marsh Milkvetch
Astragalus pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus


Family: Fabaceae (PEA, LEGUME).
Generic common name: MILKVETCH.

coastal strand: Ventura, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: Native, White, Yellow, Green, Medium, Clusters, Odd, Woody, Perennial, Summer.

Status: CNPS List 1B.1

Photographed slightly out of range for SAMO, but an important species of interest. For decades it was presumed extinct until a small population was discovered in a Ventura oil field. There has been a significant effort to bring this unique species back from the brink of extinction.
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