Species Details

Astragalus albens

Cushenbury milk-vetch

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Scientific Name:
Astragalus albens Greene
Common Name:
Cushenbury milk-vetch
Family: Fabaceae
Element Code: PDFAB0F0A0
USDA Plants Symbol: ASAL4
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Jun
Elevation:
1095 - 2000 meters
3595 - 6560 feet
General Habitat:
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Carbonate (usually)
  • Granitic (rarely)
Notes:
Threatened by carbonate mining, grazing, energy development, road construction, and vehicles. See Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 1:156 (1885) for original description, and Fremontia 16(1):20-21 (1988) for discussion of mining threats.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 23
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
2 9 5 0 0 7
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 14
Recent <=20 Years 9
Presence:
Presumed Extant 23
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Big Bear City (3411637), Cougar Buttes (3411647), Fawnskin (3411638), Rattlesnake Canyon (3411636)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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