Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile
Braunton’s milk-vetch, a member of the pea family. The species occurs near Los Angeles, mostly on private lands. Photo by Michael Charters.
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 range map.
Astragalus brauntonii, Braunton’s milk-vetch
ESA Regulatory Status
- 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
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence