Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Pagosa milkvetch flowers.
Pagosa milkvetch flowers. Photo by Peggy Lyon in Decker, 2006.

Pagosa milkvetch plant.
Pagosa milkvetch is a rare variety of the common Missouri milkvetch that ranges from Canada to Texas in the central United States. Photo by Peggy Lyon in Decker, 2006.

Pagosa milkvetch habitat.
The Pagosa milkvetch grows on soils derived from the Mancos and Lewis shale formations, a very specialized and limited habitat. Photo by Peggy Lyon in Decker, 2006.

Astragalus missouriensis var. humistratus range map.
Astragalus missouriensis var. humistratus range map.

Astragalus missouriensis var. humistratus, Missouri milkvetch

  • Other common name(s): Pagosa milkvetch

Threats

  • Land development
  • Surface disturbance
  • Invasive species

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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Additional Photos

Missouri milkvetch
Astragalus missouriensis var. humistratus, Missouri milkvetch. Photo courtesy Colorado Natural Heritage Program.

Missouri milkvetch
Astragalus missouriensis var. humistratus, Missouri milkvetch. Photo courtesy Colorado Natural Heritage Program.

Missouri milkvetch habitat
Missouri milkvetch habitat. Photo courtesy Colorado Natural Heritage Program.

Missouri milkvetch habitat
Missouri milkvetch habitat. Photo courtesy Colorado Natural Heritage Program.