Taxon  Report   804 
Astragalus atratus  S. Watson  var. mensanus  M.E. Jones
Darwin mesa milk vetch,  Darwin mesa milkvetch
Astragalus atratus var. mensanus
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Astragalus atratus var. mensanus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Astragalus atratus var. mensanus
© 2011 Dana York
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Astragalus
Parent Record Astragalus atratus
Sagebrush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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PLANTS: Astragalus mensanus
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 24, 2018).

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