Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08269 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus amphioxys A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. amphioxys 
Common name   crescent milkvetch
Donna M. Barnes   3158  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 28 April 2003 
United States
Washington County
Locality W along dirt from from I-15 Browse Exit to guard station, [Harmon Creek vicinity, ca. 5 road miles NW of the Browse Exit];
     Elev.: 5594 ft. (1705 m.)
Habitat Notes chaparral 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 37° 21'  47.1" N, 113° 20'  28.2" 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.


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

     Astragalus amphioxys var. amphioxys Gray

     Astragalus amphioxys melancalyx
     Astragalus amphioxys var. melanocalyx (Rydb.) Tidestrom

Common Name(s): Crescent milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192345, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Astragalus
                                        Species: Astragalus amphioxys
                                            Variety: Astragalus amphioxys var. amphioxys


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11574 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" 1.3 mi. SW
11582 Agropyron desertorum      "desert wheatgrass" 1.3 mi. SW
11571 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" 1.6 mi. SW
14204 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" 1.1 mi. SW
03844 Artemisia campestris      "Pacific sagewort" 2510 ft. E
14208 Artemisia tridentata  var. vaseyana   "Vasey's big sagebrush" 1.1 mi. SW
14216 Brickellia californica      "California brickellbush" 2839 ft. W
08263 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" same section
11576 Ceanothus greggii  var. vestitus   "Mojave ceanothus" 1.3 mi. SW
14207 Ceanothus greggii  var. vestitus   "Mojave ceanothus" 1.1 mi. SW
14215 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" 2839 ft. W
10622 Chenopodium botrys      "Jerusalem oak goosefoot" 2839 ft. W
14212 Chrysothamnus scopulorum     2839 ft. W
11578 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  1.3 mi. SW
11577 Cryptantha confertiflora      "basin yellow cat's eye" 1.3 mi. SW
08273 Cryptantha gracilis      "narrow-stemmed forget-me-not" 1 mi. SW
08272 Cryptantha micrantha      "purple-rooted forget-me-not" 1 mi. SW
08271 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. pterocarya   "winged-nut forget-me-not" 1 mi. SW
08264 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" same section
11583 Dalea searlsiae      "Searls' prairie clover" 1.1 mi. SW
14210 Ericameria linearifolia      "narrow-leaf goldenbush" 1.1 mi. SW
11587 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 1.3 mi. SW
11584 Erigeron pumilus  var. concinnus   "western shaggy fleabane" 1.1 mi. SW
11572 Erigeron utahensis  var. utahensis   "Utah fleabane" 1.3 mi. SW
11570 Eriodictyon angustifolium      "narrow-leaf yerba santa" 1.6 mi. SW
10912 Eriodictyon angustifolium      "narrow-leaf yerba santa" 1.4 mi. SW
14203 Eriodictyon angustifolium      "narrow-leaf yerba santa" 1.1 mi. SW
15276 Eriodictyon angustifolium      "narrow-leaf yerba santa" 1.4 mi. SW
14211 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. subaridum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. SW
15267 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" 1715 ft. E
14214 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" 2839 ft. W
14219 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" 1751 ft. W
14206 Garrya flavescens      "ashy silktassel" 1.1 mi. SW
10913 Garrya flavescens      "ashy silktassel" 1.4 mi. SW
08270 Gilia brecciarum  subsp. brecciarum   "Nevada gilia" 1 mi. SW
08265 Gilia ophthalmoides      "eyed gilia" same section
14209 Gutierrezia microcephala      "matchweed" 1.1 mi. SW
11575 Hesperostipa comata  subsp. comata   "needle-and-thread grass" 1.3 mi. SW
11586 Heuchera parvifolia      "little-leaf alumroot" 1.3 mi. SW
08262 Lepidium densiflorum  var. densiflorum   "common peppercress" same section
08266 Lomatium dissectum  var. eatonii   "carrotleaf biscuitroot" same section
08267 Lomatium nevadense  var. parishii   "Parish's biscuitroot" same section
11573 Lomatium parryi      "Parry's desert parsley" 1.3 mi. SW
11579 Lotus plebeius      "New Mexico bird's-foot trefoil" 1.3 mi. SW
08274 Microsteris gracilis  var. humilior   "slender phlox" 1 mi. SW
11588 Oenothera californica      "California evening primrose" 1.3 mi. SW
11581 Oenothera cespitosa  var. marginata   "tufted evening primrose" 1.3 mi. SW
11580 Orobanche fasciculata      "clustered broomrape" 1.3 mi. SW
11569 Penstemon eatonii  var. undosus  1.6 mi. SW
11585 Penstemon higginsii      "Higgins' beardtongue" 1.1 mi. SW
14217 Phlox austromontana      "southern phlox" 2839 ft. W
11590 Phlox austromontana  var. austromontana   "southern phlox" 1.3 mi. SW
08261 Pinus monophylla      "single-leaf pinyon pine" 1 mi. SW
14213 Purshia tridentata      "antelope bitterbrush" 2839 ft. W
14205 Quercus turbinella      "Sonoran scrub oak" 1.1 mi. SW
14218 Rubus leucodermis      "western raspberry" 1751 ft. W
14220 Salix lasiolepis      "arroyo willow" 1751 ft. W
11589 Smilacina stellata      "starry false Solomon's Seal" 1.3 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Harmon Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1842 ft. E   Signal Peak 
Mill Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1842 ft. E   New Harmony 
Chimney Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2774 ft. SW 6175  Pintura 
Coal Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N 6578  New Harmony 
Blake Harmon Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. W 6651  Pintura 
Dry Lake (Lake) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 5807  New Harmony 
Deer Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 5850  Pintura 
Browse Area Guard Station (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. N 6073  New Harmony 
Coal Hill Ridge (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. N 6053  New Harmony 
Beatty Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 4846  Pintura 
Big Cove (Basin) Washington County, UT 2 mi. W 6526  Pintura 
Wet Sandy Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 5588  Pintura 
Syler Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 7300  New Harmony 
Brush Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. N   New Harmony 
Syler Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. N 7533  New Harmony 
Coal Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. NE   New Harmony 
Maple Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 3 mi. NE   New Harmony 
Leep Creek Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. N 7750  New Harmony 
West Summit Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. W 7760  Signal Peak 
Dry Sandy Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 4 mi. S 4009  Pintura 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus amphioxys  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

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