Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10939 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Polygala subspinosa S. Watson
Common name   spiny milkwort
J.G. Harris   3818  
Coll. Date 21 May 2005 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, at the Wedge Overlook.
     Elev.: 6281 ft. (1915 m.)
Habitat Notes limestone outcrops, gravel, pinyon-juniper community. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 5'  50" N, 110° 45'  6" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Polygala subspinosa S. Wats.

Common Name(s): spiny milkwort, spiny polygala.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=29319, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Polygalales
                                Family: Polygalaceae
                                    Genus: Polygala
                                        Species: Polygala subspinosa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00385 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 1.5 mi. SE
00043 Boechera selbyi     586 ft. W
00323 Castilleja scabrida  var. scabrida   "rough paintbrush" 1.5 mi. SE
10938 Chamaechaenactis scaposa      "fullstem" same section
03152 Collema tenax      "jelly lichen" 1 mi. S
00064 Descurainia pinnata  var. osmiarum  586 ft. W
00063 Descurainia pinnata  var. osmiarum  586 ft. W
01823 Ephedra viridis  var. viridis  586 ft. W
10936 Eremogone eastwoodiae      "Eastwood's sandwort" same section
14562 Eriogonum shockleyi      "Shockley's wild buckwheat" 1257 ft. W
14565 Hymenoxys acaulis      "stemless four-nerve daisy" 1257 ft. W
14563 Hymenoxys acaulis      "stemless four-nerve daisy" 1257 ft. W
10937 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. arizonica   "Arizona four-nerve daisy" same section
00053 Juniperus osteosperma      "Utah juniper" 586 ft. W
10935 Penstemon carnosus      "fleshy beardtongue" same section
14564 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" 1257 ft. W
01822 Pinus edulis      "Colorado pinyon pine" 586 ft. W
03165 Psora decipiens      "fishscale lichen" 1 mi. S
00060 Streptanthella longirostris      "long-beaked streptanthella" 586 ft. W
00042 Streptanthus cordatus  var. cordatus   "heart-leaf twistflower" same section
00052 Streptanthus cordatus  var. cordatus   "heart-leaf twistflower" 586 ft. W


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Wedge Pond Number 4 (Lake) Emery County, UT 0.8 mi. N 6132  Sids Mountain 
Cane Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. E   The Blocks 
Good Water Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. E   Bottleneck Peak 
Little Grand Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. E   Sids Mountain 
The Wedge Overlook (Locale) Emery County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 6178  Bottleneck Peak 
Virgin Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. SW   Sids Mountain 
Wedge Pond Number 2 (Lake) Emery County, UT 2 mi. W 5978  Sids Mountain 
Wedge Overlook (Locale) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. N 5919  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Wedge Pond Number 1 (Lake) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. N 5843  Buckhorn Reservoir 
The Wedge (Plain) Emery County, UT 2.9 mi. N 5968  Bob Hill Knoll 
Aldys Hole (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. N 5889  Bob Hill Knoll 
Swazy Hole (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. N 5725  Bob Hill Knoll 
Chalk Hills (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. NW 5758  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Cloyds Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. N 5722  Buckhorn Reservoir 
North Salt Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. W   Short Canyon 
Sids Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. S 6457  Sids Mountain 
No Mans Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. S 6526  Bottleneck Peak 
Furniture Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. N   Bob Hill Knoll 
Drought Relief Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 4.9 mi. N 5588  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Bottleneck Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. SE 6349  Bottleneck Peak 


Taxon Links for species Polygala subspinosa  S. Watson

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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