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Family: Fabaceae

Group: Vascular Plant, Species

Scientific NameCommon NameSummary
Astragalus agrestisPurple Milk VetchAlthough included in the preliminary checklist, there do not appear to be any collections from especially near Southeast Alaska. The nearest indicated on e-Flora BC maps are in the vicinity of the alcan highway in southern Yukon.
Astragalus alpinusAlpine Milk-vetchMost (georeferenced) collections in ARCTOS are from the northern mainland. Two collections from Baranof Island (Bear Mountain and Blue Lake), plus one from northern Prince of Wales Island.
Astragalus americanusAmerican MilkvetchProbably does not occur in the region, but collection is shown on the e-Flora BC map from the Stikine River near the border (it may be this is a location such "Stikine River" with a very wide circle, as there are no other records from particularly near the border.)
Astragalus bodiniiBodin's Milk-vetchAlthough included on the preliminary checklist, there do not seem to be any collections from Southeast Alaska in ARCTOS, nor is this species reported from British Columbia. Hulten does include part of Southeast Alaska in the presumed range (based on collections, though it is unclear where they may be currently).
Astragalus eucosmusElegant Milk-vetchIncluded on the preliminary checklist as well as in Hall's 2010 treatment, there do not appear to be any collections from particularly close to Southeast Alaska. The overall range of this species appears to be very continental (especially at latitudes encompassing this region).
Astragalus nutzotinensisNutzotin milk-vetchIncluded on the preliminary checklist, but there do not appear to be any collections in ARCTOS nor indicated on the e-Flora BC map from the region. There are several collections from the Haines Triangle of British Columbia, however.
Astragalus robbinsiiHarold's Milk-vetchA few collections (mostly as A. harringtonii) in ARCTOS, from Chichagof Island, Yakutat area, Glacier Bay, and Dall Island.
Astragalus umbellatusTundra milk vetchNo georeferenced collections in ARCTOS from the region, there are collections very near the border outside of Haines on the British Columbia side.
Cytisus scopariusScots BroomUnclear to what extent this species has escaped cultivation in Southeast Alaska. Records in AKEPIC primarly from Prince of Wales Island, but also from other southern Southeast Alaskan communities as well as Sitka, Petersburg, and Hoonah.
Hedysarum alpinumAlpine Sweet-vetchSeveral collections in ARCTOS from the northern mainland part of the region.
Hedysarum borealeNorthern Sweet-vetchARCTOS Collections from near Haines and one from the lower Alsek river about 1 mile west of the border.
Lathyrus japonicusBeach PeaSprawling perennial with purple pea flowers found above the tide line on many beaches Collections in ARCTOS from throughout much of the region, but only one (georeferenced) collection from the southern portion, and none from the southern outer islands. (Collections appear to be infrequent through much of BC before becoming common again in coastal Washington and Oregon.)
Lathyrus ochroleucusCream peaA single (not georeferenced) collection from Hyder in ARCTOS (see link below) originally identified as L. venosus (and included in Hulten as such), but later changed to L. ochroleucus. The overall range of this species appears to be well east of the coast range, so it is unclear what to make of the Hyder collection.
Lathyrus palustrisMarsh PeaCollections in ARCTOS throughout from north to south, mostly from the mainland or near by islands. A single collection from Baranof Island.
Lotus corniculatusBird's-foot TrefoilA number of records in AKEPIC, mostly from islands in the vicinity of the Stikine River delta, but also from Prince of Wales. In addition, ARCTOS has a collection from Hoonah.
Lupinus arcticusArctic lupineApparently no collections of this species from Southeast Alaska in ARCTOS. Hulten includes a collection record from Juneau and maps the species as occurring in the northeastern part of the region. (It is presumably Hulten's map that led to the inclusion of this species in subsequent treatments.) There are collections from the BC side of the border. If this species occurs it is either overlooked due to similarity to the common Nootka Lupine (Lupinus nootkatensis), or only occurs at the margins of the region.
Lupinus kuscheiYukon LupineCollections in the Haines triangle of BC not far from the border, but so far not known from Southeast Alaska. (If it does occur, it would most likely be along the Alsek River, where it has been found a few miles east of the border.)
Lupinus lepidusPacific lupineIncluded in the preliminary checklist, probably on the basis of a mapped occurrence from the extreme southeastern part of the region included in Hulten's Flora of Alaska. Mapped records from BC all appear to be from very near the southern border, which suggests Hulten's record may have been a mistake.
Lupinus nootkatensisNootka LupineLarge herb with blue pea flowers and roundish deeply lobed leaves found along roadsides, and in estuary and upper elevation meadows. Collections in ARCTOS from around the region.
Lupinus polyphyllusLarge-leaf lupineA few collections in ARCTOS from the southern part of the region, and the very northern part of the region. Many additional reports in AKEPIC database, mostly from the same areas.
Medicago lupulinaBlack MedickFew collections in ARCTOS (though on from 1958 in Sitka). AKEPIC has many reports, mostly from Prince of Wales Island, but also Sitka, Ketchikan, Juneau, and Kake.
Medicago minimaAlfalfaIn AKEPIC database, four 2004 records from Prince of Wales Island. The observer suggested it may have been part of seed mix. Not considered established in British Columbia, it is probably also not established in Southeast Alaska.
Medicago polymorphaBurr CloverApparently no recent records. AKEPIC notes this species was reported in Anderson's 1918 "Plants of southeastern Alaska" as "Common weed in Sitka."
Medicago sativaAlfalfaA single 1926 collection from Juneau in ARCTOS, and two reports from near Klawock (2005, 2006) in AKEPIC. It is unclear whether this species is established is in the region.
Melilotus albaWhite SweetcloverReports in AKEPIC database from Haines, Skagway, Juneau, Hoonah, Kake, the Stikine River area, Prince of Wales, and Metlakatla.
Melilotus officinalisYellow SweetcloverRecords in AKEPIC database from Prince of Wales Island, Petersburg, Juneau, and Haines.
Oxytropis borealisBoreal LocoweedIncluded on the preliminary checklist based on map in Hulten. However, there are no records from the region, with the nearest being just north of the Yukon border. It probably does not occur in Southeast Alaska.
Oxytropis campestrisField LocoweedSmall light yellow flowered legume of gravel bars and rocky areas at upper elevations Collections in ARCTOS from throughout much of the region, though more concentrated along northern mainland.
Oxytropis deflexaNodding LocoweedNo georeferenced collections in ARCTOS from the region, though there is an e-Flora BC collection mapped from near the border on Alsek Lake. Hulten has a collection mapped from the border area north of Skagway. Given the overall distribution of this species, it is likelly to occur only at the northern margins of Southeast Alaska, if at all.
Oxytropis huddelsoniiHuddelson's LocoweedApparently no collections from Southeast Alaska, there are several records from the Haines triangle of British Columbia, though non especially near the border.
Oxytropis maydellianaMaydell's LocoweedApparently no collections from the region in ARCTOS, but Hulten indicates a collection from near the border along the Taku River. E-flora BC has a couple of collections mapped from the Haines triangle.
Oxytropis nigrescensBlackish OxytropeApparently no collections from Southeast Alaska, but this species has been found very near the border from nunataks in the Juneau Icefield on the Canadian side.
Oxytropis scammanianaScamman's OxytropeNo collections in ARCTOS from the region, and only a single record mapped on e-Flora BC in British Columbia adjacent to the border with Yukon Territories. Hulten indicates an isolated collection from the area of the Juneau ice field.
Oxytropis splendensShowy LocoweedA single record from the Haines triangle indicated on the e-Flora BC maps is the only one particularly close to Southeast Alaska.
Trifolium aureumField CloverReported in AKEPIC database from Kupreanof and Prince of Wales Islands. One collection from Kupreanof Island in ARCTOS.
Trifolium campestreField CloverReported as being introduced to Juneau (check Hulten?) - no records of this species in AKEPIC. (check T. aureum)
Trifolium dubiumSuckling CloverFour scattered reports in AKEPIC database, one from 1941 in Juneau, others from False Island (1997), Prince of Wales Island (2005), and Kosciusko Island (2007).
Trifolium hybridumAlsike CloverOnly a couple of collections in ARCTOS, but many reports in the AKEPIC database from across most of the region.
Trifolium pratenseRed CloverIntroduced species with many records in AKEPIC from human impacted areas throughout the region.
Trifolium repensWhite CloverIntoduced species with reports in AKEPIC database for throughout the region almost wherever there has been significant human habitation or impact over the past 100 years.
Trifolium wormskioldiiCoast CloverIncluded in the preliminary checklist, Hall's 2010 treatment - presumably both based on a single record Hulten has mapped from what appears to be Annette Island. There are no collections in ARCTOS. E-flora BC has mapped records from Haida Gwaii, which appear to be the nearest reports (other than Hulten) to Southeast Alaska.
Vicia americanaAmerican VetchApparently three collections in ARCTOS from Southeast Alaska, two from the mainland (Taku River, and Hyder, not georeferenced), plus one from Coronation Island.
Vicia craccaBird VetchOne collection from Hyder in ARCTOS. A handful of reports in AKEPIC database from Prince of Wales, Hyder, Juneau, and Skagway.
Vicia nigricansGiant VetchCollections in ARCTOS from as far north as Douglas Island (not all of them georeferenced).
Vicia sativaGarden VetchOnly report from early 1900s in Sitka. This species is probably not established in the region.