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Featured Species | Jesup's Milk-Vetch (05:30)

Host: Sarah Leon with Susi von Oettingen

Jesup's milk-vetch (click to view larger)
Jesup's milk-vetch
Photo credit: © Lisa Mattei, New England Wild Flower Society


Status: Endangered/ Listed on June 5, 1987
Scientific Name: Astragalus robbinsii jesupi
Description: Jesup's milk-vetch, an extremely rare member of the bean family, occurs only at three sites along a 15-mile stretch of the Connecticut River in New Hampshire and Vermont.
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Last updated: April 7, 2011