Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14581 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Polygala acanthoclada A. Gray
Common name   desert milkwort
R. Van Buren   1232  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 06 June 2006 
United States
Millard County
Locality NW edge of Pine Valley, Desert Experimental Range Headquarters;
     Elev.: 5380 ft. (1640 m.)
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 38° 35'  41.84" N, 113° 44'  54.91" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: s.n. 


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

     Polygala acanthoclada Gray

Common Name(s): desert polygala, thorny polygala.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=29322, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01431s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08302s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08647s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10862s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10895s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11130s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13547s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Desert Range Experimental Station Headquarters (Locale) Millard County, UT 0 ft. W 5240  Pine Valley Hardpan South 
Range Headquarters (Locale) Millard County, UT 559 ft. N 5243  Pine Valley Hardpan South 
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) Millard County, UT 1.8 mi. S   Lopers Spring 
Desert Ranch Reservoir (Reservoir) Beaver County, UT 2.9 mi. SE 5161  Pine Valley Hardpan South 
Pine Valley Hardpan (Flat) Millard County, UT 3 mi. NE 5079  Pine Valley Hardpan South 
Warm Point (Cliff) Millard County, UT 3 mi. W 5725  Halfway Summit 
Warm Cove Ridge (Ridge) Millard County, UT 4.2 mi. NW 6342  Tunnel Spring 
Warm Cove (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.1 mi. W   Tunnel Spring 
Guyman Well (Well) Millard County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 5089  Pine Valley Hardpan North 
Cow Camp Well (Well) Beaver County, UT 5.1 mi. SE 5210  Pine Valley Hardpan South 
Desert Experimental Range (Forest) Millard County, UT 5.6 mi. N 5581  Tunnel Spring 
Cow Track Reservoir (Reservoir) Beaver County, UT 5.7 mi. SE 5227  Pine Valley Hardpan South 


Taxon Links for species Polygala acanthoclada  A. Gray

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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