Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10107 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus coltonii M.E. Jones
Infraspecific    var. coltonii 
Common name   Colton's milkvetch
N.D. Atwood   29532  
Coll. Date 30 May 2003 
United States
Sevier County
Locality Middle Flat Canyon, ca 4 miles SW of Richfield.
Habitat Notes clay outcrops of Arapien Shale Formation, pinyon-juniper, mountain brush community. Topotype, first collection since type collection of A. coltonii var. aphylla. 
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 38° 43'  35" N, 112° 8'  50" W
Township Range T24S, R3W, Sec. 8  
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).


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

     Astragalus coltonii var. coltonii M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): Colton's milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192417, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10107s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00972s1.jpg 
specimen image: 00988s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02040s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09520s1.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
Flat Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 1.1 mi. S   White Pine Peak 
Elsinore Cemetery (Cemetery) Sevier County, UT 2.1 mi. S 5407  Elsinore 
Raphaelsen Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. S   Elsinore 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Sevier County, UT 2.9 mi. S 5355  Elsinore 
Elsinore Post Office (Post Office) Sevier County, UT 3 mi. S 5351  Elsinore 
Elsinore (Populated Place) Sevier County, UT 3 mi. S 5351  Elsinore 
Nibley (Populated Place) Sevier County, UT 3 mi. SE 5345  Annabella 
Richfield Municipal Airport (Airport) Sevier County, UT 2.5 mi. E 5286  Annabella 
Jensen (Populated Place) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. E 5296  Annabella 
Albinus Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 3.4 mi. S   Elsinore 
Little Valley Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 3.7 mi. N 6654  White Pine Peak 
Central Valley (Populated Place) Sevier County, UT 3 mi. SE 5302  Annabella 
Elisnore Canal (Canal) Sevier County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 5315  Annabella 
Austin (Populated Place) Sevier County, UT 4 mi. S 5305  Annabella 
Little Valley (Valley) Sevier County, UT 4.2 mi. N   White Pine Peak 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Sevier County, UT 3.5 mi. NE 5315  Richfield 
Rock Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 3.3 mi. W 7671  Elsinore 
Brooklyn Canal (Canal) Sevier County, UT 4.2 mi. S 5332  Elsinore 
KOA Campground (Locale) Sevier County, UT 3.7 mi. NE 5335  Richfield 
Red Hills Middle School (School) Sevier County, UT 4 mi. NE 5355  Richfield 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus coltonii  M.E. Jones

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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