Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10949 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus rafaelensis M.E. Jones
Common name   San Rafael milkvetch
J.G. Harris   3828  
Coll. Date 22 May 2005 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, along the San Rafael River, ca 23 km due SE of Castle Dale.
     Elev.: 5297 ft. (1615 m.)
Habitat Notes on Moenkopi barrens. 
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° 5'  8" N, 110° 42'  44" 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 rafaelensis M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): San Rafael milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25651, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10949f1.jpg specimen image: 10949s1.jpg specimen image: 10949c1.jpg specimen image: 10949b1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01077s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02879 Allium macropetalum      "large-flowered wild onion" 1.2 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cane Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. NW   The Blocks 
Good Water Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.4 mi. NW   Bottleneck Peak 
Little Grand Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.4 mi. NW   Sids Mountain 
Bottleneck Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 6349  Bottleneck Peak 
The Wedge Overlook (Locale) Emery County, UT 2.2 mi. N 6178  Bottleneck Peak 
Road Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.9 mi. E   Bottleneck Peak 
Calf Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. NE   Bob Hill Knoll 
San Rafael Bridge Campground (Locale) Emery County, UT 2.6 mi. E 5102  Bottleneck Peak 
Wedge Pond Number 4 (Lake) Emery County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 6132  Sids Mountain 
Buckhorn Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. E   Buckhorn Reservoir 
Pine Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3 mi. NE   Devils Hole 
Assembly Hall Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. SE 5948  Bottleneck Peak 
The Wedge (Plain) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. N 5968  Bob Hill Knoll 
No Mans Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 4 mi. SW 6526  Bottleneck Peak 
Aldys Hole (Lake) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. N 5889  Bob Hill Knoll 
Virgin Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Sids Mountain 
Window Blind Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. SE 6831  Bottleneck Peak 
Swazy Hole (Lake) Emery County, UT 4.8 mi. N 5725  Bob Hill Knoll 
Wedge Overlook (Locale) Emery County, UT 4.6 mi. NW 5919  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Wedge Pond Number 2 (Lake) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. W 5978  Sids Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus rafaelensis  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

Google Images

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