Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 08654 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
FabaceaeFabaceaeFabaceae  
Species Medicago falcata L.
Common name   yellow alfalfa
Collector(s)
R. Van Buren   642  
Coll. Date 01 July 2003 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Utah County
Locality Payson Canyon, north of Maple Lake equestrian unloading area. 
 
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° 56'  45" N, 111° 40'  53" W
Township Range T10S, R2E, Sec. 14 NE 1/4  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).

Taxonomy


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

     Medicago sativa ssp. falcata (L.) Arcang.

     Medicago falcata L.

Common Name(s): alfalfa, yellow alfalfa.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=524302, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Medicago
                                        Species: Medicago sativa
                                            Subspecies: Medicago sativa ssp. falcata
                                                

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08654s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01124 Achillea millefolium  ssp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" 1.4 mi. N
04434 Alopecurus pratensis      "meadow foxtail" 1 mi. N
00668 Apocynum androsaemifolium  var. pumilum   "spreading dogbane" same section
04438 Arrhenatherum elatius      "tall oat-grass" 1 mi. N
04410 Avena fatua  var. fatua   "Wild oats" 1 mi. N
04432 Bromus briziformis      "rattlesnake brome" 1 mi. N
04428 Carex nebrascensis      "Nebraska sedge" 1.4 mi. N
00752 Claytonia lanceolata      "spear-leaf springbeauty" 1 mi. N
00755 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" 1 mi. N
04439 Dactylis glomerata      "orchardgrass" 1 mi. N
00751 Dactylis golmerata      "Orchard grass" 1 mi. N
00753 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1 mi. N
04431 Eleocharis palustris      "common spikerush" 1 mi. N
00855 Hackelia micrantha      "small-flowered stickseed" same section
14901 Iris       "iris" 2939 ft. N
04430 Juncus arcticus  ssp. littoralis   "mountain rush" 1 mi. N
04437 Juncus articulatus      "jointleaf rush" 1 mi. N
04429 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  1.4 mi. N
00760 Nemophila breviflora      "basin nemophila" 1 mi. N
03954 Orogenia linearifolia      "Great Basin Indian potato" 1 mi. N
00757 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" 1 mi. N
01123 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" 1.4 mi. N
04436 Phleum pratense      "timothy" 1 mi. N
04435 Poa palustris      "fowl bluegrass" 1 mi. N
00759 Poa pratensis      "Kentucky bluegrass" 1 mi. N
06432 Ranunculus aquatilis  var. diffusus  1 mi. NE
06433 Sagittaria cuneata      "arum-leaf arrowhead" 1 mi. NE
14960 Sambucus cerulea     990 ft. NW
00669 Senecio serra  var. serra   "tall ragwort" same section
14907 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 2939 ft. N
00756 Stellaria jamesiana     1 mi. N
04433 Thinopyrum intermedium  ssp. intermedium   "Intermediate wheat grass" 1 mi. N
00758 Veronica biloba      "twolobe speedwell" 1 mi. N
00754 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" 1 mi. N

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Frank Young Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1440 ft. NE   Payson Lakes 
Shram Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1509 ft. NE   Payson Lakes 
Dry Lake Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1922 ft. W 7185  Payson Lakes 
Dry Lake Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 2172 ft. W 7084  Payson Lakes 
Pete Winward Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. S 7028  Payson Lakes 
Pete Winward Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. S 7028  Payson Lakes 
Wimmer Ranch Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2969 ft. NE   Payson Lakes 
The Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. SW   Payson Lakes 
Sheepherder Hill (Summit) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S 7087  Payson Lakes 
Big Spring Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. W   Payson Lakes 
Shingle Mill Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. W   Payson Lakes 
Castle Rock Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. W   Payson Lakes 
Maple Lake (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 6408  Payson Lakes 
Maple Lake Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 6408  Payson Lakes 
Maple Bench Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N 5929  Payson Lakes 
Amos Backbone (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. S 7858  Payson Lakes 
Right Fork Peteeneet Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N   Payson Lakes 
Red Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. W 6943  Payson Lakes 
Maple Dell Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N 5624  Payson Lakes 
Jones Ranch Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. E   Payson Lakes 

Links

Taxon Links for species Medicago falcata  L.

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=Medicago+falcata

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