Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Goose Creek Milkvetch
(Astragalus anserinus)

Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Astragalus
Species: anserinus

Official Status:




The low-growing perennial plant is found only in the Goose Creek drainage of Cassia County, Idaho; Elko County, Nevada; and Box Elder County, Utah.



  Highly competitive native and nonnative seed mix, Leafy spurge, a nonnative invasive species, (Leafy spurge threatens the Goose Creek Milkvetch by competing for resources at some sites) and wildfires.

Actions / Current Information:


  • Milkvetch Warrants Endangered Species Act Protection But Listing Precluded By Other Priorities
  • 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List Goose Creek Milkvetch as Threatened or Endangered
    Last updated: April 16, 2014
    March 20, 2013March 20, 2013