astragalus desereticus
12-22-2016

Astragalus desereticus

Astragalus desereticus NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

ITIS Reports — Astragalus desereticus ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.Astragalus desereticus is a rare species of milkvetch known by the common name Deseret milkvetch. It is endemic to Utah County, Utah, where it is known from only one population. It was thought to be extinct until 1981 when this population was discovered. The population contains 5,000 to 10,000 plants on an area of land covering less than 300 acres. It is vulnerable to damage from grazing cattle, which eat the plant and trample the soil, and from development and erosion. This is a federally listed threatened species.

Detailed information
Full Name: Deseret milkvetch (Astragalus desereticus)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Flowering Plants
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 10/20/1999 Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the Deseret milkvetch, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Utah
  • US Counties in which the Deseret milkvetch, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
  • Additional species information
Federal register documents
Date
Citation Page
Title
03/16/2016 81 FR 14058 14072 90-Day Findings on 29 Petitions; Notice of petition findings and initiation of status reviews
04/18/2007 72 FR 19549 19551 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Seven Wildlife Species and Two Plant Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
01/25/2007 72 FR 3379 3382 Anticipated Delisting of Astragalus desereticus (Deseret milk-vetch) From the List of Endangered and Threatened Plants; Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking; Prudency Determination for Designation of Critical Habitat:Notice of critical habitat prudency determination.
10/30/2001 66 FR 54808 54832 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened,Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions, and Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
10/25/1999 64 FR 57535 57547 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
10/20/1999 64 FR 56590 56596 ETWP; Final Rule to List Astragalus desereticus (Deseret milk-vetch) as Threatened
01/28/1998 63 FR 4207 4212 ETWP; Proposed Threatened Status for the Plant Astragalus Desereticus (Deseret milkvetch)
09/19/1997 62 FR 49398 49397 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa
02/28/1996 61 FR 7597 7613 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
12/09/1993 58 FR 64828 64845 Endangered and Threatened Species; Petition Findings for 990 Species
Recovery
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Deseret milkvetch.
Date
Citation Page
Title
Document Type
04/18/2007 72 FR 19549 19551 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Seven Wildlife Species and Two Plant Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Date
Citation Page
Title
Document Type
04/18/2007 72 FR 19549 19551 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Seven Wildlife Species and Two Plant Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Date
Title
08/16/2011 Astragalus desereticus (Deseret Milk-vetch) 5-Year Review
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