Peck’s Milkvetch

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Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture

Overview

  • Species Common Name Peck's Milkvetch
  • Species Scientific Name Astragalus peckii
  • State Listing Status Threatened

Ecoregions

Special needs

Peck's milkvetch generally prefers open habitat, though this species may be associated with pine, juniper, or bitterbrush communities. Peck's milkvetch occurs in sandy soils, generally at 3000-5000 feet in elevation.

Limiting factors

This species persists in a small number of populations and is limited to Deschutes and Klamath Counties. Illegal off-road vehicle use may be the greatest threat to Peck's milkvetch.

Conservation actions

Identify and protect known sites of occurrence.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Conservation