Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14033 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus spatulatus Sheldon
Common name   tufted milkvetch
S. Hegji   21  
   with R. Fitts
Coll. Date 20 May 2010 
United States
Duchesne County
Locality sandy bank on north side of highway 40;
     Elev.: 6793 ft. (2071 m.)
Habitat Notes S facing exposed slope formed by a roadcut. 
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° 11'  47" N, 110° 41'  22.8" 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 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: 14033a1.jpg specimen image: 14033b1.jpg specimen image: 14033c1.jpg specimen image: 14033s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 10435s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12377s2.jpg 
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specimen image: 12956c2.jpg 
specimen image: 15724s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15747s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cedar Mountain (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 7661  Strawberry Pinnacles 
Garden Wash (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 4.2 mi. S   Strawberry Pinnacles 
Cockey Hollow (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 4.3 mi. N   Tabby Mountain 
Bertha Hollow (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 4.6 mi. S   Sams Canyon 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 4.7 mi. S   Sams Canyon 
Sams Wash (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 4.7 mi. S   Strawberry Pinnacles 
Santaquin Draw (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 4.8 mi. N   Tabby Mountain 
Sams Canyon (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 4.9 mi. S   Jones Hollow 
Ethlen Wash (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 4.6 mi. SE   Strawberry Pinnacles 
Hoodoo Canyon (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 5 mi. SE   Sams Canyon 
Linley Hollow (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 5.5 mi. S   Sams Canyon 
Red Creek (Stream) Duchesne County, UT 5.4 mi. SW   Wolf Creek Summit 
Bowen Canyon (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 5.2 mi. SE   Sams Canyon 
Strawberry Pinnacles (Pillar) Duchesne County, UT 5.5 mi. SW 6090  Strawberry Pinnacles 
Dry Canyon (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 5.4 mi. SE   Sams Canyon 
Avintaquin Creek (Stream) Duchesne County, UT 5.7 mi. SW   Gray Head Peak 
Avintaquin Canyon (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 5.7 mi. SW   Gray Head Peak 
Hayes Ponds (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 5.8 mi. SW 6083  Fruitland 
Coyote Draw (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 5.8 mi. NW   Tabby Mountain 
Rough Hollow (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 6.4 mi. NW   Tabby 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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