Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06710 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus spatulatus Sheldon
Common name   tufted milkvetch
Donna M. Barnes   2249  
   with K. Barnes, M. Barnes
Coll. Date 17 May 2002 
United States
Uintah County
Locality off Highway 191, along dirt road to Coulton Springs.
     Elev.: 8390 ft. (2558 m.)
Habitat Notes dry rocky soil. 
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° 40'  N, 109° 30'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Astragalus spatulatus Sheldon

     Astragalus caespitosus (Nutt.) Gray
     Astragalus spatulatus var. uniflorus (Rydb.) Barneby
     Homalobus caespitosus Nutt.
     Orophaca caespitosa (Nutt.) Britt.

Common Name(s): tufted milkvetch, tufted milk-vetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25687, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06710s1.jpg

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.
06709 Balsamorhiza hookeri  var. neglecta   "Hooker's balsamroot" same section
06714 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" 1.4 mi. SE
06711 Equisetum arvense      "field horsetail" same section
06712 Lithophragma glabrum      "bulbous woodland-star" 1.4 mi. SE
06715 Lomatium triternatum  subsp. platycarpum   "Great Basin desert parsley" 1.4 mi. SE
06716 Mertensia fusiformis      "spindle-root bluebells" 1.4 mi. SE
06713 Ranunculus glaberrimus  var. ellipticus   "sagebrush buttercup" 1.4 mi. SE
06717 Trifolium gymnocarpon      "hollyleaf clover" 1.4 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Henline Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 2695 ft. S 8124  Dyer Mountain 
Brush Creek Corral (Locale) Uintah County, UT 2966 ft. S 8137  Dyer Mountain 
Drive Through the Ages Geological Area (Area) Uintah County, UT 0.6 mi. E 7904  Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Gorge Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 7622  Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Kabell Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 1 mi. N 8271  Dyer Mountain 
Kabell Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 0.9 mi. E   Dyer Mountain 
Colton Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 1 mi. W 8176  Dyer Mountain 
Colton Ranger Station (Locale) Uintah County, UT 1 mi. W 8196  Dyer Mountain 
Barker Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 1.1 mi. E 7894  Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Trout Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 1.5 mi. S 7776  Dyer Mountain 
Buckboard Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 8058  Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Gartell Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 1.5 mi. W 8193  Dyer Mountain 
Brush Creek Canyon Overlook (Locale) Uintah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 8216  Dyer Mountain 
Little Lake (Lake) Uintah County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 8517  Dyer Mountain 
Freestone Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 2 mi. NE 7960  Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Brush Creek Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 2.7 mi. S 6122  Dyer Mountain 
Dutch Charles Draw (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.2 mi. E   Dyer Mountain 
Kane Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Dyer Mountain 
Grizzly Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Dyer Mountain 
Colton Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.6 mi. SW   Dyer Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus spatulatus  Sheldon

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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