Species Details

Astragalus nutans

Providence Mountains milk-vetch

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Scientific Name:
Astragalus nutans Jones
Common Name:
Providence Mountains milk-vetch
Family: Fabaceae
Element Code: PDFAB0F620
USDA Plants Symbol: ASNU3
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Jun(Oct)
450 - 1950 meters
1475 - 6400 feet
General Habitat:
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
  • Sonoran desert scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Gravelly (sometimes)
  • Sandy (sometimes)
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Agua Caliente Springs (3211683), Bighorn Basin (3411576), Budweiser Wash (3411577), Castle Peaks (3511532), Clark Mtn. (3511555), Corn Spring (3311563), Fountain Peak (3411585), Hart Peak (3511531), Homer Mtn. (3511418), Horse Thief Springs (3511578), Ivanpah (3511533), Kingston Peak (3511568), Kingston Spring (3511558), Leach Lake (3511656), Leach Spring (3511657), Mid Hills (3511524), Pachalka Spring (3511556), Pinto Valley (3511523), Solomons Knob (3511547), Telescope Peak (3611721), Turquoise Mtn. (3511548), West of Drinkwater Lake (3511646), Yucca Valley North (3411624)
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.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads