Species Details

Astragalus lemmonii

Lemmon's milk-vetch

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Scientific Name:
Astragalus lemmonii Gray
Common Name:
Lemmon's milk-vetch
Family: Fabaceae
Element Code: PDFAB0F4N0
USDA Plants Symbol: ASLE6
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: May-Aug(Sep)
Elevation:
1007 - 2200 meters
3305 - 7220 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Marshes and swamps (lake margins)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by land conversion and pipeline construction. See Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 8:627 (1873) for original description, and Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 13:1109-1111 (1964) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 12
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 2 0 2 0 8
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 7
Recent <=20 Years 5
Presence:
Presumed Extant 12
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR)*
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD), Mono (MNO), Plumas (PLU), Shasta (SHA), Sierra (SIE)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Antelope Valley (3912063), Ash Valley (4112016), Big Swamp (4112121), Bloody Mtn. (3711858), Convict Lake (3711857), Dixie Peak (4012181), Fall River Mills (4112114), Loyalton (3912062), Perez (4112163), Reconnaissance Peak (3912073), Toms Place (3711856), Whitmore Hot Springs (3711867)
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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Presumed Extant
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