South Fork John Day Milkvetch

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture


  • Species Common Name South Fork John Day Milkvetch
  • Species Scientific Name Astragalus diaphanus var. diurnus
  • State Listing Status Threatened


Special needs

This species occurs on barren ash in stream bottom habitat of the South Fork of the John Day River.

Limiting factors

Habitat loss and road construction are major threats to the South Fork John Day milkvetch.

Conservation actions

Develop voluntary conservation projects with private landowners since most sites are privately-owned and habitat has low economic value.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Conservation