Astragalus anserinus

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Goose Creek milkvetch
Astragalus anserinus.jpg

Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Astragalus
Species: A. anserinus
Binomial name
Astragalus anserinus
Atwood, Goodrich, & Welch

Astragalus anserinus, also called the Goose Creek milkvetch, is a member of the genus Astragalus that is listed as a candidate species under the Endangered Species Act. It grows in a 10-square-mile (26 km2) area of the Goose Watershed of the Upper Snake Basin in Idaho, Nevada and Utah,[1][2]


  1. ^ John Platt (Sep 14, 2009). "Rare plant worthy of Endangered Species Act protection--But won't get it". Scientific American. 
  2. ^ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (September 10, 2009). "Milkvetch Warrants Endangered Species Act Protection But Listing Precluded By Other Priorities". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

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