Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile
Classic pea-flowers of Cushenbury milk-vetch make it clear that this plant belongs to the pea family. Photo by Chelsea Vollmer, San Bernardino National Forest.
Cushenbury milk-vetch’s southern California montane desert is covered with a purple haze of spring blooms if winter rains have come. Photo by Chelsea Vollmer, San Bernardino National Forest.
Astragalus albens range map.
Astragalus albens, Cushenbury milk-vetch
Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.
The primary threats are associated with limestone mining:
- Direct removal of mined materials
- Disposal of overburden on adjacent unmined habitat
- Road construction
Lesser threats include:
- Sand and gravel mining
- Off-highway vehicle use
- Recreational and urban development
- Power line and hydroelectric development
- Loss of pollinators or seed dispersal agents
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence