Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 14932 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
FabaceaeFabaceaeFabaceae  
Species Astragalus utahensis (Torr.) Torr. & Gray
Common name   Utah milkvetch
Collector(s)
Rachael Phillippi   13  
Coll. Date 12 May 2008 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Utah
Locality mouth of American Fork Canyon, N side of dirt road E of Highland irrigation pond, near Utah Highway 92;
     Elev.: 5035 ft. (1535 m.)
Habitat Notes rocky soil; mountain brush 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 40° 25'  59.16" N, 111° 45'  13.74" 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.

Taxonomy


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

     Astragalus utahensis (Torr.) Torr. & Gray

Common Name(s): Utah locoweed, Utah milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25716, click for more information and references)

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

Images

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.
03903 Asclepias asperula      "spider milkweed" 2668 ft. SW
03902 Brickellia oblongifolia  var. linifolia   "narrow-leaf brickellbush" 2668 ft. SW
03896 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 2668 ft. SW
15341 Chrysothamnus nauseosus      "rubber rabbitbrush" 756 ft. S
03899 Cirsium undulatum  var. undulatum   "wavy-leaf thistle" 2668 ft. SW
05241 Daucus carota  ssp. carota   "Queen Anne's lace" 2668 ft. SW
05243 Gaura parviflora     2668 ft. SW
03897 Grindelia squarrosa  var. serrulata   "curlycup gumweed" 2668 ft. SW
15302 Hydrophyllum       "waterleaf" 2.5 mi. SW
03901 Lygodesmia grandiflora  var. dianthopsis   "Antelope Island skeleton plant" 2668 ft. SW
03904 Mentzelia dispersa      "bushy blazingstar" 2668 ft. SW
02844 Mentzelia rusbyi      "Rusby's blazingstar" 2668 ft. SW
15291 Oenothera caespitosa      "tufted evening primrose" 1 mi. W
05242 Pastinaca sativa      "wild parsnip" 2668 ft. SW
15339 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 756 ft. S
02257 Purshia mexicana  var. stansburyana   "Stansbury's cliffrose" same section
02267 Purshia mexicana  var. stansburyana   "Stansbury's cliffrose" same section
15340 Solanum dulcamara      "climbing nightshade" 756 ft. S
03906 Stanleya pinnata  var. pinnata   "desert princesplume" 2668 ft. SW
15059 Tamarix       "tamarisk" 1013 ft. W
15060 Ulmus pumila      "Siberian elm" same section
14945 Zigadenus       "deathcamas" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Utah Valley (Basin) Utah County, UT 850 ft. E 5250  Lehi 
Nielson Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. W 5023  Lehi 
American Fork Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Dromedary Peak 
Smooth Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Pleasant Grove Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SW 4944  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. W 4961  Lehi 
Preston Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Merideth Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. S 4961  Lehi 
Cedar Hills (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. S 4958  Lehi 
Eighty Rod Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 4908  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N 5020  Lehi 
Highland (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. NW 4994  Lehi 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
East Bench Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 4882  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 4961  Lehi 
Heisetts Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Alpine School (School) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N 4987  Lehi 
Salt Lake City Aqueduct (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. W 4922  Lehi 
Alpine Fort (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NW 4967  Lehi 
Alpine (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NW 4951  Lehi 

Links

Taxon Links for species Astragalus utahensis  (Torr.) Torr. & 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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Astragalus+utahensis

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