Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10588 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
Common name   yellow sweetclover
D.M. Barnes   4509  
Coll. Date 06 June 2005 
United States
Juab County
Locality foothills of the Gilson Mountains, ca. 1.7 miles W of Utah Highway 132;
     Elev.: 5374 ft. (1638 m.)
Habitat Notes rocky hillside, silty soil. 
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° 36'  46" N, 112° 9'  46" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
Specimen Notes [original coordinates, 39 deg. 29' 22" N; 113 deg. 0' 4" W, is in the Drum Mountains of Millard County far to the west of the label location, J. Alexander, Jan 2016]. 


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

     Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.

     Melilotus albus Medik.
     Melilotus albus var. annuus Coe

Common Name(s): yellow sweetclover, yellow sweet-clover.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=26150, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Melilotus
                                        Species: Melilotus officinalis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10588s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00424s1.jpg 
specimen image: 00425s1.jpg 
specimen image: 00426s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01131s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01449s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01533s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01797s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02526s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02605s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03372s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12967s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10590 Alyssum alyssoides      "pale madwort" same section
10589 Alyssum desertorum      "desert madwort" same section
10593 Arenaria macradenia      "King's sandwort" same section
10592 Astragalus calycosus  var. calycosus   "Torrey's milkvetch" same section
10653 Astragalus lentiginosus  var. araneosus   "cobweb-pod freckled milkvetch" same section
10580 Cryptantha gracilis      "narrow-stemmed forget-me-not" same section
10596 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" same section
10584 Erodium cicutarium      "redstem stork's bill" same section
10585 Hesperostipa comata  subsp. comata   "needle-and-thread grass" same section
10595 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. nanus   "Great Basin woollywhite" same section
10579 Lomatium foeniculaceum  var. macdougalii   "Macdougal's desert biscuitroot" same section
10582 Penstemon confusus      "Owens Valley beardtongue" same section
10594 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
10586 Pseudoroegneria spicata  subsp. spicata   "bluebunch wheatgrass" same section
10591 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" same section
10583 Townsendia jonesii  var. jonesii   "Jones' Townsend-daisy" same section
10587 Tragopogon dubius      "yellow salsify" same section
10581 Vulpia octoflora      "sixweeks fescue" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Soma (Populated Place) Juab County, UT 1.9 mi. S 4859  Champlin Peak 
Sevier Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.9 mi. S   Sage Valley 
Dog Valley Wash (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.9 mi. S   Furner Ridge 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.2 mi. SW   Champlin Peak 
Parley (Populated Place) Juab County, UT 3.5 mi. S 4862  Champlin Peak 
Champlin Peak (Summit) Juab County, UT 3.1 mi. W 7392  Champlin Peak 
Gilson Mountains (Range) Juab County, UT 3.2 mi. W 7274  Champlin Peak 
Furner Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 3.6 mi. NE   Tintic Mountain 
Uisco (Populated Place) Juab County, UT 3.9 mi. SW 4836  Champlin Peak 
Gilson Wash (Valley) Juab County, UT 4 mi. SW   Champlin Peak 
Tidwell Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 4.9 mi. NE 5407  Furner Ridge 
Tank Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 5.6 mi. SW   Champlin Peak 


Taxon Links for species Melilotus officinalis  (L.) Lam.

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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