California Native Plant Society

Conservation Program - Critical Habitat Campaign

Coachella valley milk-vetch - Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae (Endangered)

Location: Loose wind-blown or alluvial sands on dunes or flats in the Coachella Valley area of the Sonoran Desert, near Palm Springs CA, Riverside County.

Threats: Urban sprawl in the Coachella Valley which directly destroys lands on which they occur or reduces the source and transport of blow sands that maintain its habitats. Roads and off-road vehicle use.

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