Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15997 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus chamaeleuce A. Gray
Common name   cicada milkvetch
R.D. Fitts   2009-51  
   with S.C. Fitts
Coll. Date 24 June 2009 
United States
Uintah County
Locality ridge between Cripple Horse Canyon and Weaver Canyon, roadside, 7.4 km W of the Colorado border;
     Elev.: 6383 ft. (1946 m.)
Habitat Notes on oil shale; with juniper. 
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° 58'  0.13" N, 109° 3'  34.26" W
UTM 12 4425866N  665725E 
Datum NAD83 
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):

     Astragalus chamaeleuce Gray

Common Name(s): cicada milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25459, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03361s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10433s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15978 Aliciella pinnatifida      "sticky gilia" 2.2 mi. N
16011 Artemisia nova      "black sagebrush" 1 mi. E
16006 Astragalus convallarius  var. convallarius   "lesser rushy milkvetch" 1 mi. E
15975 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" 1.4 mi. N
16000 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 1163 ft. W
15996 Chamaechaenactis scaposa      "fullstem" same section
15999 Cirsium scopulorum      "mountain thistle" 1196 ft. E
16013 Eriogonum batemanii      "Bateman's wild buckwheat" 1 mi. NE
15972 Eriogonum ovalifolium      "cushion wild buckwheat" same section
15974 Eriogonum ovalifolium      "cushion wild buckwheat" 1.6 mi. N
16005 Gilia pinnatifida     1779 ft. NE
16009 Gilia stenothyrsa     1 mi. NE
15970 Lappula squarrosa      "European stickseed" 1.5 mi. N
16007 Mentzelia multicaulis      "many-stemmed blazingstar" 1 mi. NE
15976 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 2.3 mi. N
15969 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1.5 mi. N
15998 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 188 ft. S
15973 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 1.6 mi. N
16004 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 1779 ft. NE
16012 Physaria rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 1660 ft. NE
16001 Pseudoroegneria spicata      "bluebunch wheatgrass" 1163 ft. W
16010 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1471 ft. E
15971 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" 1 mi. E
16008 Zuckia brandegeei  var. brandegeei   "siltbush" 1 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Weaver Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 6168  Weaver Ridge 
Cripple Horse Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.2 mi. NW   Weaver Ridge 
Little Dicks Bottom (Bend) Uintah County, UT 3.3 mi. N 5059  Walsh Knolls 
Cowboy Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3 mi. NW   Walsh Knolls 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Gilsonite Hills (Range) Rio Blanco County, CO 3.7 mi. SE 6900  Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.2 mi. S   Banta Ridge 
Lower Cottonwood Reservoir (Reservoir) Rio Blanco County, CO 3.7 mi. E 5443  Banta Ridge 
Gilsonite Draw (Valley) Rio Blanco County, CO 4.7 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.8 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Iron Bridge Mine (Mine) Rio Blanco County, CO 5.5 mi. N 5315  Walsh Knolls 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Rio Blanco County, CO 5.7 mi. NE   Banta Ridge 
Banty Point (Summit) Rio Blanco County, CO 6.3 mi. NE 5916  Banty Point 
Rabbit Mountain (Summit) Rio Blanco County, CO 6.7 mi. SE 7622  Banta Ridge 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus chamaeleuce  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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