Ventura marsh milkvetch – (HABITAT-wetland) See facts

Name of animal-plant: Ventura marsh milkvetch

Species name: Astragalus pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus


Plant type: HABITAT

A habitat is an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism. The term typically refers to the zone in which the organism lives and where it can find food, shelter, protection and mates for reproduction. It is the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds a species population.

Subcategory: wetland



All animals and plants are given a species name based on a technical term in biological taxnomy. The species name consists of two words and is based on Latin.


The first part of the name identifies the genus to which the species belongs and  the second part identifies the species within the genus. In this animals case it is: Astragalus pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus