Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10774 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd.
Infraspecific    var. americana 
Common name   American vetch
Donna M. Barnes   4691  
Coll. Date 02 August 2005 
United States
San Juan County
Locality [La Sal Mountains], La Sal Loop, FR0241, Gold Basin;
     Elev.: 10044 ft. (3062 m.)
Habitat Notes high mountain meadow; at base of diorite scree slope, amid large boulders. 
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° 27'  45" N, 109° 15'  50" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


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

     Vicia americana ssp. americana Muhl. ex Willd.

     Vicia americana ssp. oregana (Nutt.) Abrams
     Vicia americana var. oregana (Nutt.) A. Nels.
     Vicia americana var. truncata (Nutt.) Brewer
     Vicia americana var. villosa (Kellogg) F.J. Herm.
     Vicia californica Greene
     Vicia californica var. madrensis Jepson
     Vicia oregana Nutt.
     Vicia sparsifolia var. truncata (Nutt.) S. Wats.

Common Name(s): American vetch, purple vetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=524800, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Vicia
                                        Species: Vicia americana
                                            Subspecies: Vicia americana ssp. americana


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.
10769 Agoseris aurantiaca  var. purpurea   "orange agoseris" same section
10794 Agoseris glauca  var. dasycephala   "short mountain dandelion" same section
10786 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
10768 Arabis drummondii      "Drummond's rockcress" same section
10793 Arnica parryi      "Parry's arnica" same section
10780 Carex bella      "southwestern showy sedge" same section
10781 Carex egglestonii      "Eggleston's sedge" same section
10797 Carex occidentalis      "western sedge" same section
10796 Carex rossii      "Ross' sedge" same section
10777 Castilleja sulphurea      "sulphur paintbrush" same section
10789 Chrysopsis villosa  var. villosa   "hairy goldenaster" same section
10778 Cirsium scopulorum      "mountain thistle" same section
10779 Epilobium hornemannii  var. hornemannii   "Hornemann's willowherb" same section
10771 Eremogone congesta  var. congesta  same section
10765 Erigeron acris      "bitter fleabane" same section
10772 Erigeron flagellaris      "trailing fleabane" same section
10788 Erigeron formosissimus  var. formosissimus   "beautiful fleabane" same section
10787 Erigeron speciosus      "aspen fleabane" same section
10770 Geranium richardsonii      "Richardson's geranium" same section
10775 Helenium hoopesii      "orange sneezeweed" same section
10795 Lupinus argenteus  var. fulvomaculatus   "spotted silvery lupine" same section
10791 Penstemon strictus      "Rocky Mountain beardtongue" same section
10785 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
10776 Potentilla gracilis      "slender cinquefoil" same section
10767 Ranunculus eschscholtzii  var. eximius  same section
10773 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" same section
10783 Senecio fremontii  var. inexpectatus   "Fremont's ragwort" same section
10782 Senecio neomexicanus  var. mutabilis   "New Mexico groundsel" same section
10784 Senecio triangularis      "arrow-leaf ragwort" same section
10766 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
10792 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Gold Basin (Basin) San Juan County, UT 1110 ft. N 10066  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Gold Basin Tower (Tower) San Juan County, UT 1437 ft. S 10004  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Mount Tukuhnikivatz (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1.6 mi. S 12468  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
La Sal Mountains (Range) San Juan County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 11667  Mount Peale 
Mount Mellenthin (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1.6 mi. E 12592  Mount Peale 
Clark Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. N 9403  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Squaw Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 9121  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
LaSal Pass Mine (Mine) San Juan County, UT 2.2 mi. S 9013  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Geyser Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 10532  Mount Peale 
Haystack Mountain (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. N 11621  Mount Peale 
Lake Oowah Dam (Dam) Grand County, UT 2.8 mi. N 8793  Warner Lake 
Lake Oowah (Reservoir) Grand County, UT 2.8 mi. N 8793  Warner Lake 
Oowah Campground (Locale) Grand County, UT 2.8 mi. N 8806  Warner Lake 
Boren Mesa (Summit) Grand County, UT 2.8 mi. N 9180  Warner Lake 
Mount Peale (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 12661  Mount Peale 
La Sal Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 3 mi. S 10132  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Dry Fork Mill Creek (Stream) Grand County, UT 3.4 mi. N   Mount Waas 
Wet Fork Mill Creek (Stream) Grand County, UT 3.4 mi. N   Mount Waas 
Medicine Lakes (Lake) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. S 9978  Mount Peale 
Beaver Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 9797  Mount Peale 


Taxon Links for species Vicia americana  Muhl. ex Willd.

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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