Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11478 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Lotus plebeius (Brandegee) Barneby
Common name   New Mexico bird's-foot trefoil
Donna M. Barnes   4930  
Coll. Date 25 April 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality Bull Valley Mountains, along FR 006 (Veyo-Shoal Creek Road), S of the Lower Enterprise Reservoir Dam;
     Elev.: 6042 ft. (1842 m.)
Habitat Notes pinyon-juniper community; limestone ridge. 
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 37° 26'  24" N, 113° 49'  17" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


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

     Lotus plebeius (Brand) Barneby

     Hosackia puberula var. nana Gray
     Lotus longebracteatus Rydb.
     Lotus neomexicanus Greene
     Lotus X nummularius (M.E. Jones) Tidestrom
     Lotus oroboides auct. non (Kunth) Ottley
     Lotus oroboides var. nanus (Gray) Isely
     Lotus oroboides var. nummularius (M.E. Jones) Isely

Common Name(s): common birdsfoot trefoil, longbrack trefoil, long-bract bird's-foot-trefoil, New Mexico birdsfoot trefoil, New Mexico bird's-foot trefoil.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503560, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Lotus
                                        Species: Lotus plebeius


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11478a2.jpg specimen image: 11478b2.jpg specimen image: 11478s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02951s3.jpg 
specimen image: 08394s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10542s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11579e1.jpg 
specimen image: 11579c1.jpg 
specimen image: 11579s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11460 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" 1751 ft. N
11476 Anemone multifida      "Pacific windflower" same section
11472 Astragalus amphioxys  var. amphioxys   "crescent milkvetch" 1496 ft. SE
11464 Astragalus amphioxys  var. amphioxys   "crescent milkvetch" 1751 ft. N
11473 Balsamorhiza sagittata      "arrow-leaf balsamroot" 1496 ft. SE
11455 Boechera holboellii  var. secunda  1751 ft. N
11479 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" same section
11462 Chorispora tenella      "crossflower" 1751 ft. N
11471 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" 1496 ft. SE
11457 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" 1751 ft. N
11466 Cymopterus purpureus  var. jonesii   "Jones' spring parsley" 1496 ft. SE
11474 Descurainia incisa  var. filipes  1496 ft. SE
11465 Eriodictyon angustifolium      "narrow-leaf yerba santa" 1496 ft. SE
11461 Eriogonum caespitosum      "matted wild buckwheat" 1751 ft. N
17949 Eriogonum wrightii      "bastardsage" same section
11467 Gilia brecciarum  subsp. brecciarum   "Nevada gilia" 1496 ft. SE
11454 Lewisia brachycalyx      "shortsepal lewisia" 1751 ft. N
11456 Lomatium nevadense  var. parishii   "Parish's biscuitroot" 1751 ft. N
11458 Microsteris gracilis  var. humilior   "slender phlox" 1751 ft. N
11470 Microsteris gracilis  var. humilior   "slender phlox" 1496 ft. SE
11468 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" 1496 ft. SE
11469 Physaria chambersii  var. chambersii   "Chambers' twinpod" 1496 ft. SE
11463 Poa fendleriana  subsp. longiligula   "muttongrass" 1751 ft. N
11459 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1751 ft. N
11475 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1496 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Maple Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2 mi. NW 5748  Maple Ridge 
Pilot Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. NE   Hebron 
Bull Valley Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. S 7008  Maple Ridge 
Maple Ridge (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N 6277  Maple Ridge 
Burnt Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2 mi. W   Goldstrike 
Willow Spring Draw (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE   Maple Ridge 
Cove Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. S 6808  Maple Ridge 
Windy Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. N 6729  Maple Ridge 
The Pinnacles (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. W 6204  Maple Ridge 
Grassy Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. N 5988  Maple Ridge 
Bull Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SW   Goldstrike 
South Boundary Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. S 5643  Maple Ridge 
Racer Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. E   Maple Ridge 
Bull Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. E 6355  Maple Ridge 
Racer Canyon Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. E   Hebron 
White Rocks (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. S 5633  Maple Ridge 
Quail Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. SW 5601  Maple Ridge 
Pilot Peak Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. N 6493  Hebron 
Cave Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. N   Goldstrike 
Pilot Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. N 6667  Hebron 


Taxon Links for species Lotus plebeius  (Brandegee) Barneby

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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