Astragalus sabulonum
Common Name: gravel milk-vetch
Family: Fabaceae
Element Code: PDFAB0F7R0
Full Name: Astragalus sabulonum A. Gray

2005 James M. Andre
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual / perennial herb
  • Blooming Period: Feb-Jun
  • Habitat: Usually sandy, sometimes gravelly. Flats, washes, and roadsides.
    • Desert dunes
    • Mojavean desert scrub
    • Sonoran desert scrub
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 19
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    2 1 3 0 1 12
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    11 8
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
    18 0 1
Notes Glossary
  • Threatened by solar energy development. Possibly threatened by vehicles, recreational activities, and non-native plants. See Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 13:361-374 (1878) for original description.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 2011-10-19
  • Last Update: 2013-06-12
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: -60 - 930 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • Other States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Sonora, Utah
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Imperial (IMP),  Inyo (INY),  Riverside (RIV),  San Diego (SDG)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Calexico (004B) 3211564,  Mount Signal (005B) 3211566,  Yuha Basin (006A) 3211567,  Niland (029A) 3311525,  Kane Spring NE (030A) 3311527,  Harpers Well (030C) 3311518,  Kane Spring (030D) 3311517,  Clark Lake (047D) 3311633,  Hopkins Well (059C) 3311458,  Roosevelt Mine (059D) 3311457,  Mortmar (063C) 3311558,  Indio (064B) 3311662,  Mecca (064D)* 3311651,  Stump Spring, Nev. (274A) 3511587,  Calvada Springs (274B) 3511588,  Mound Spring (297C) 3611518,  The Dunes (326B) 3611744,  Last Chance Range SW (390C) 3711716
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. This data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 3628
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
California Native Plant Society, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California (online edition, v8-03). Website [accessed ].

3211564=Calexico (004B) 3211564;3211566=Mount Signal (005B) 3211566;3211567=Yuha Basin (006A) 3211567;3311525=Niland (029A) 3311525;3311527=Kane Spring NE (030A) 3311527;3311518=Harpers Well (030C) 3311518;3311517=Kane Spring (030D) 3311517;3311633=Clark Lake (047D) 3311633;3311458=Hopkins Well (059C) 3311458;3311457=Roosevelt Mine (059D) 3311457;3311558=Mortmar (063C) 3311558;3311662=Indio (064B) 3311662;3311651=Mecca (064D)* 3311651;3511587=Stump Spring, Nev. (274A) 3511587;3511588=Calvada Springs (274B) 3511588;3611518=Mound Spring (297C) 3611518;3611744=The Dunes (326B) 3611744;3711716=Last Chance Range SW (390C) 3711716