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Critically Imperiled Plant Profile (Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Jaeger's milkvetch. Endemic to California, Astragalus pachypus var. jaegeri is known from just a few places in Riverside County. Photo by Jordan Zylstra.

Jaeger's milkvetch. Var. jaegeri’s yellow flowers differentiate it from var. pachypus, which has white flowers. The two subspecies are geographically separated as well. Photo by Jordan Zylstra.

Jaeger's milkvetch. Pinnately compound leaves, without tendrils, are typical of the genus Astragalus. Photo by Chris Wagner.

Jaeger's milkvetch. Jaeger’s milkvetch is a stiff, robust, bushy perennial with small silvery leaflets, well adapted to its arid habitat. Photo by Chris Wagner.

Species range map. Astragalus lentiginosus var. sierrae range map.

Astragalus pachypus var. jaegeri, Jaeger's milkvetch


  • Urbanization is a threat to this species.

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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