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Fish Slough milkvetch is a perennial member of the pea family, and found only in a 6-mile stretch of salt flats near Fish Slough, a desert wetland in Inyo and Mono counties, near Bishop, California. Fish slough milk vetch has been listed as threatened since 1998. It requires alkaline and seasonally moist soil and is threatened by habitat destruction from off highway vehicle, mismanaged cattle grazing, competition from non-native plants and changes to the water table. 

Scientific Name

Astragalus lentiginosus var. piscinensis
Common Name
Fish Slough milkvetch
Fish Slough milk-vetch
FWS Category
Flowering Plants

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