Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09353 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus nuttallianus DC.
Infraspecific    var. imperfectus (Rydb.) Barneby
Common name   Mojave small-flowered milkvetch
R. Van Buren   650  
Coll. Date 17 April 2004 
United States
Washington County
Locality foothills SE of the Virgin River & SW of Atkinville Wash, S side of dirt road ca. 1 mile W of the I-15 Inspection Station;
     Elev.: 2554 ft. (779 m.)
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° 1'  8" N, 113° 37'  59" 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.
Voucher Voucher of taxa associated with Astragalus holmgreniorum, R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper 
Specimen Notes Astragalus holmgreniorum SITLA study site. 


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

     Astragalus nuttallianus var. imperfectus (Rydb.) Barneby

Common Name(s): turkey peas, turkeypeas.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192668, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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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.
02979 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
08961 Allionia incarnata      "trailing windmills" 1.1 mi. S
09350 Allionia incarnata      "trailing windmills" 1.1 mi. S
13163 Allionia incarnata      "trailing windmills" 904 ft. NE
08287 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" 1.1 mi. S
03615 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" same section
09364 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" same section
09351 Ambrosia eriocentra      "woolly bur-sage" same section
10142 Amsinckia tessellata      "bristly fiddleneck" 1.1 mi. S
02827 Arenaria macradenia      "desert sandwort" same section
02822 Aristida purpurea      "purple threeawn" same section
13164 Aristida purpurea      "purple threeawn" 904 ft. NE
13160 Astragalus amphioxys      "Crescent milkvetch" same section
05884 Astragalus eremiticus      "hermit milkvetch" 2 mi. NE
13165 Astragalus holmgreniorum      "Paradox milkvetch" 904 ft. NE
09366 Astragalus holmgreniorum      "Paradox milkvetch" same section
02824 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" same section
14599 Atriplex torreyi      "Torrey's saltbush" 2.2 mi. NW
08222 Bromus diandrus      "great brome" 1 mi. W
13167 Bromus rubens      "red brome" 904 ft. NE
13166 Bromus tectorum      "cheatgrass" 904 ft. NE
13168 Calochortus flexuosus      "winding mariposa lily" 904 ft. NE
02989 Calochortus flexuosus      "winding mariposa lily" same section
02984 Camissonia boothii  var. condensata   "clustered desert primrose" same section
09358 Camissonia boothii  var. condensata   "clustered desert primrose" same section
09356 Camissonia boothii  var. condensata   "clustered desert primrose" same section
03617 Camissonia boothii  var. condensata   "clustered desert primrose" same section
04988 Camissonia boothii  var. condensata   "clustered desert primrose" 2745 ft. W
06137 Camissonia brevipes      "Mojave suncup" same section
02423 Camissonia parryi      "Parry's suncup" same section
02820 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" same section
08282 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" 1.1 mi. S
02986 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" same section
02987 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" same section
09372 Chamaesaracha coronopus      "greenleaf five eyes" same section
15244 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 2.5 mi. NW
03000 Chorizanthe rigida      "rigid spineflower" same section
08962 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1.1 mi. S
13169 Coleogyne ramosissima      "blackbrush" 904 ft. NE
10132 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" same section
08187 Cryptantha nevadensis      "Nevada forget-me-not" 1.1 mi. S
09357 Cryptantha nevadensis      "Nevada forget-me-not" same section
06343 Cryptantha pterocarya      "winged-nut forget-me-not" same section
10134 Cryptantha pterocarya      "winged-nut forget-me-not" same section
08280 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. pterocarya   "winged-nut forget-me-not" 1.1 mi. S
06344 Cryptantha utahensis      "Utah forget-me-not" same section
08285 Cryptantha utahensis      "Utah forget-me-not" 1.1 mi. S
06347 Cymopterus purpureus      "purple spring parsley" same section
04986 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 2745 ft. W
09355 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" same section
03618 Delphinium parishii  var. parishii   "Parish's larkspur" same section
08189 Descurainia pinnata      "western tansy mustard" 1.1 mi. S
02665 Descurainia pinnata      "western tansy mustard" same section
13170 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" 904 ft. NE
04989 Draba cuneifolia      "wedge-leaf whitlow-cress" 1.1 mi. S
02664 Draba cuneifolia  var. cuneifolia   "wedge-leaf whitlow-cress" same section
02826 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" same section
02817 Ephedra fasciculata      "Mojave ephedra" same section
02828 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" same section
13182 Eriastrum eremicum  subsp. eremicum   "desert woollystar" 1.1 mi. S
15286 Eriogonum corymbosum      "crisp-leaf wild buckwheat" 2.3 mi. N
13183 Eriogonum deflexum  var. deflexum   "flat-topped wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. S
02829 Eriogonum inflatum      "desert trumpet" same section
02830 Eriogonum inflatum      "desert trumpet" same section
03103 Eriogonum thomasii      "Thomas' wild buckwheat" same section
04962 Eriogonum thomasii      "Thomas' wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. S
04963 Eriogonum thomasii      "Thomas' wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. S
13171 Eriogonum thomasii      "Thomas' wild buckwheat" 904 ft. NE
08283 Eriogonum thomasii      "Thomas' wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. S
08190 Eriogonum trichopes      "little desert trumpet" 1.1 mi. S
13184 Eriogonum trichopes      "little desert trumpet" 1.1 mi. S
10136 Eriophyllum lanosum      "white easterbonnets" same section
08279 Eriophyllum wallacei      "Wallace's easter bonnets" 1.1 mi. S
09370 Erodium cicutarium      "redstem stork's bill" same section
10133 Erodium texanum      "Texas stork's bill" same section
09369 Erodium texanum      "Texas stork's bill" same section
03619 Eschscholzia glyptosperma      "desert poppy" same section
09362 Eschscholzia glyptosperma      "desert poppy" same section
13172 Eschscholzia minutiflora      "pygmy poppy" 904 ft. NE
03945 Fulgensia desertorum      "desert sulphur lichen" 1 mi. S
03614 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" same section
13629 Gaura parviflora     same section
06139 Gilia gilioides     same section
06346 Gilia inconspicua      "shy gilia" same section
06345 Gilia inconspicua      "shy gilia" same section
09359 Gilia inconspicua      "shy gilia" same section
08286 Gilia scopulorum      "rock gilia" 1.1 mi. S
02985 Glyptopleura setulosa      "Mojave carveseed" same section
06142 Glyptopleura setulosa      "Mojave carveseed" same section
10440 Glyptopleura setulosa      "Mojave carveseed" same section
02823 Grayia spinosa      "spiny hopsage" same section
04972 Guillenia lasiophylla      "California mustard" 2745 ft. W
08186 Guillenia lasiophylla      "California mustard" 1.1 mi. S
03620 Hilaria rigida      "big galleta" same section
02821 Hilaria rigida      "big galleta" same section
02819 Hymenoclea salsola      "burrobush" same section
04965 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" 1.1 mi. S
09368 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" same section
13185 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1.1 mi. S
02983 Krameria grayi      "white ratany" same section
09360 Langloisia setosissima      "Great Basin langloisia" same section
10140 Lepidium lasiocarpum  var. georginum   "St. George peppercress" 1.1 mi. S
10143 Linanthus bigelovii      "Bigelow's linanthus" 1.1 mi. S
02316 Linanthus bigelovii      "Bigelow's linanthus" same section
03616 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" same section
08284 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" 1.1 mi. S
13173 Lotus denticulatus      "riverbar bird's-foot trefoil" 904 ft. NE
13174 Lupinus brevicaulis      "shortstem lupine" 904 ft. NE
05904 Lupinus flavoculatus      "yelloweyes" 1.1 mi. S
02990 Lupinus pusillus      "rusty lupine" same section
03613 Lupinus pusillus      "rusty lupine" same section
06140 Lupinus pusillus      "rusty lupine" same section
10131 Lupinus pusillus  var. pusillus   "rusty lupine" same section
09361 Lupinus pusillus  var. pusillus   "rusty lupine" same section
13175 Lycium pallidum      "pale desert-thorn" 904 ft. NE
06531 Malacothrix glabrata      "smooth desert-dandelion" 2917 ft. E
03623 Malacothrix sonchoides      "sowthistle desert-dandelion" same section
08281 Malcolmia africana      "African mustard" 1.1 mi. S
08120 Mentzelia       "blazingstar" same section
10135 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" same section
09365 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" same section
09352 Mirabilis bigelovii  var. retrorsa   "Bigelow's desert four o'clock" 1.1 mi. S
03002 Nemacladus glanduliferus      "glandular threadplant" same section
04966 Pectocarya heterocarpa      "chuckwalla combseed" 1.1 mi. S
06540 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 2917 ft. E
02988 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" same section
04985 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 2745 ft. W
10137 Phacelia pulchella  var. pulchella   "beautiful scorpionweed" same section
13176 Phacelia vallis-mortae      "Death Valley scorpionweed" 904 ft. NE
10141 Plantago insularis      "desert plantain" 1.1 mi. S
09354 Plantago insularis      "desert plantain" same section
04964 Plantago insularis      "desert plantain" 1.1 mi. S
13177 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" 904 ft. NE
06138 Poa bigelovii      "Bigelow's bluegrass" same section
04971 Poa bigelovii      "Bigelow's bluegrass" 2745 ft. W
09401 Psora decipiens      "fishscale lichen" 1 mi. S
02818 Salvia dorrii      "purple sage" same section
09367 Schismus arabicus      "Arabian grass" same section
09371 Selinocarpus diffusus  subsp. nevadensis  same section
13178 Sporobolus flexuosus      "mesa dropseed" 904 ft. NE
08188 Stylocline intertexta      "tangled nest-straw" 1.1 mi. S
04961 Stylocline intertexta      "tangled nest-straw" 1.1 mi. S
09363 Tricardia watsonii      "threehearts" same section
02825 Xylorhiza tortifolia      "Mojave woody aster" same section
06535 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" 2917 ft. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Little Round Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. W 2464  White Hills 
Atkinville Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. N   Saint George 
Curly Hollow Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. N   Jarvis Peak 
Atkinville (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. N 2503  White Hills 
Big Round Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. W 2444  White Hills 
Val Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W   White Hills 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. E 2595  Saint George 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.6 mi. E   Lizard Point 
Big Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 2635  Saint George 
Big Valley (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.8 mi. SE   Purgatory Canyon 
Mokaac Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. E 2602  Saint George 
West Mountain Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2 mi. W   Jarvis Peak 
Black Rock Interchange (Crossing) Mohave County, AZ 2.6 mi. S 2799  Purgatory Canyon 
Bloomington (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 2520  Saint George 
Price City (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 2500  Saint George 
Starvation Point (Cape) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 2927  White Hills 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 2523  Saint George 
First Narrows (Gap) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. W 2497  White Hills 
Mokaac Wash (Arroyo) Mohave County, AZ 2.6 mi. SE   Lizard Point 
Bloomington Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. N 2700  Saint George 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus nuttallianus  DC.

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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