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Astragalus nyensis

Scientific Name:Astragalus nyensis
Common name:Nye milkvetch
Rank and Status   
Global Rank:G3 Native Status:Native
Subnational (State) Rank:S3 Endemic:No
US ESA Status:None Sand Dunes:No
NNHP Tracking Status:At-Risk List Wetland:No
Other Agency Status Status Last Updated Status Comments
Bureau of Land Management - California Sensitive BLM California Special Status Plants list dated 2015-05-28
Nevada Native Plant Society Watch Nevada Rare Plant Workshop
Distribution (NV Counties)

Status: Confident or certain

Summary Occurrence Data
Occurrence Count:28
Total Observed Area (hectares):169
Maximum Known Elevation (m):994
Minimum Known Elevation (m):335
Astragalus nyensis data at NatureServe
Astragalus nyensis photos and data at Encyclopedia of Life
Character Abstract
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Habitat Comments:Foothills of desert mountains, calcareous outwash fans and gravelly flats, sometimes in sandy soil. Associated plants are Larrea tridentata, Ambrosia dumosa, Oryzopsis hymenoides, Hymenoclea salsola, Coleogyne ramosissima, Hilaria rigida, Krameria parvifolia, Astragalus geyeri var. triquetrus, etc.
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Inventory Comments:Some targeted surveys have been conducted, but are old and remain incomplete.
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Version Date:02/01/1999 - 12:00am
leaves and fruits
Photographer: Copyright Jim Andre, Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center & California Native Plant Society
Photo Date:
Illustration from Mozingo and Williams, 1980.
Photographer: Jeanne R. Janish
Photo Date: 1980