Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10435 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus spatulatus Sheldon
Common name   tufted milkvetch
E. Angus   196  
Coll. Date 07 May 2005 
United States
Uintah County
Locality 0.7 miles east from end of old McCoy Flat road.
     Elev.: 5274 ft. (1608 m.)
Habitat Notes sage-grass community; in thin soil of slickrock 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 40° 19'  32" N, 109° 33'  29" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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: 10435s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 06710s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 12377s2.jpg 
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specimen image: 14033s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 15724s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10438 Astragalus duchesnensis      "Duchesne milkvetch" 1.7 mi. SW
10437 Penstemon fremontii      "Fremont's beardtongue" 1911 ft. SW
10436 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1911 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
McCoy Knolls (Summit) Uintah County, UT 777 ft. NE 5269  Vernal SE 
McCoy Flat (Flat) Uintah County, UT 1375 ft. NW 5325  Vernal SE 
Uinta Basin Seismological Observatory (Locale) Uintah County, UT 0.6 mi. W 5282  Vernal SE 
Cement Reservoir (Reservoir) Uintah County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 5072  Vernal SE 
McCoy Flat Corral (Locale) Uintah County, UT 2.1 mi. N 5335  Vernal SE 
Collier Draw (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.2 mi. SE   Vernal SE 
Collier Pass (Gap) Uintah County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 5706  Vernal SE 
Collier Hole (Bend) Uintah County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 4744  Vernal SE 
Cattail Tank (Reservoir) Uintah County, UT 3.1 mi. NW 5109  Vernal SE 
Asphalt Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 4 mi. N 6109  Vernal NE 
Twelvemile Wash (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4 mi. SW   Dry Fork 
The Stirrup (Area) Uintah County, UT 4.3 mi. S 4977  Vernal SE 
Youngs Cow Corral (Locale) Uintah County, UT 4.1 mi. SW 4731  Vernal SE 
Ashley Valley (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.3 mi. NE   Vernal SE 
Horseshoe Bend (Bend) Uintah County, UT 4.7 mi. SE 4938  Vernal SE 
Halfway Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4 mi. W   Vernal NW 
Hamacker Bottoms (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.9 mi. S   Vernal SE 
Bonanza RV and Mobile Home Campground (Locale) Uintah County, UT 4.4 mi. NE 5276  Rasmussen Hollow 
Highline Canal (Canal) Uintah County, UT 5.4 mi. N 5670  Vernal NE 
Davis School (School) Uintah County, UT 4.4 mi. E 5164  Rasmussen Hollow 


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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