Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Astragalus brauntonii, Braunton’s milk-vetch.
Braunton’s milk-vetch, a member of the pea family. The species occurs near Los Angeles, mostly on private lands. Photo by Michael Charters.

Astragalus brauntonii, Braunton’s milk-vetch habitat.
Silvery-leaved Astragalus brauntonii can reach five feet in height. This species germinates after its seeds are scarified by fire or other soil disturbance. Photo by Michael Charters.

Astragalus brauntonii, Braunton’s milk-vetch range map.
Astragalus brauntonii range map.

Astragalus brauntonii, Braunton’s milk-vetch

ESA Regulatory Status

Threats

  • Loss of plants and habitat to urban development
  • Fragmentation of habitat
  • Loss of pollinators
  • Fire suppression activities, including bulldozing
  • Random events leading to extirpation of small populations

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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