Where is Brunet's Milkvetch (Astragalus alpinus)
located in the wild?
Range-wide, A. alpinus var alpinus is found on moderately well-drained gravelly or rocky soil, in disturbed, cool sites. Its typical habitats are: rocky barrens, mountain meadows, tundra and river and lakeshores. It is a facultative wetland species in much of its range (USDA and NRCS 2017). In the Midwest (MN & WI), A. alpinus var alpinus is only found on gravelly, disturbed beaches of lakes. (Brzeskiewicz 2003).
Astragalus alpinus var alpinus is commonly found throughout the USA, Canada and Greenland. It becomes rare at its range edges, Utah and New Mexico to the South and Minnesota and Wisconsin to the East. It has state-level Endangered status in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Astragalus alpinus var brunetianus is only found in the Northeastern USA and Eastern Canada. It is listed as a species of Special Concern in Maine, and is extirpated from New Hampshire and Vermont. (Brzeskiewicz 2003).
States & Provinces:
Brunet's Milkvetch can be found in Maine, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, Newfoundland, Quebec, Vermont