Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11649 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd.
Infraspecific    var. americana 
Common name   American vetch
D.M. Barnes   5122  
Coll. Date 19 May 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality Upper Kolob Plateau, Thorley Point Loop [E of Kolob Peak].
     Elev.: 7603 ft. (2318 m.)
Habitat Notes oak-maple community; dark 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 37° 25'  46.7" N, 113° 2'  24" 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):

     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.
11641 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" 1760 ft. SE
11630 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" same section
11637 Astragalus oophorus  var. caulescens   "pallid egg milkvetch" 1760 ft. SE
11646 Astragalus piutensis      "Marysvale milkvetch" 1760 ft. SE
11636 Astragalus zionis  var. zionis   "Zion milkvetch" same section
11627 Balsamorhiza sagittata      "arrow-leaf balsamroot" same section
11643 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 1760 ft. SE
11632 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" same section
11634 Cryptantha confertiflora      "basin yellow cat's eye" same section
11644 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1760 ft. SE
11984 Erigeron flagellaris      "trailing fleabane" same section
11629 Hydrophyllum capitatum  var. capitatum   "purple cat's breeches" same section
11638 Lathyrus laetivirens      "plateau vetchling" 1760 ft. SE
11642 Lomatium nevadense      "Nevada biscuitroot" 1760 ft. SE
11628 Mertensia arizonica      "aspen bluebells" same section
11631 Microsteris gracilis  var. humilior   "slender phlox" same section
11633 Mirabilis laevis  var. villosa   "Bigelow's desert four o'clock" same section
11640 Monolepis nuttalliana      "Nuttall's povertyweed" 1760 ft. SE
11635 Phacelia ambigua      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
11639 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" 1760 ft. SE
11647 Trifolium longipes  var. pygmaeum   "pygmy summer clover" same section
11648 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" same section
11645 Zigadenus paniculatus      "foothill death camas" 1760 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Kolob Creek Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2236 ft. W 8140  Kolob Reservoir 
Kolob Creek Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 2236 ft. W 8140  Kolob Reservoir 
Kolob Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2352 ft. W 8094  Kolob Reservoir 
Beebe Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. W   Kolob Reservoir 
Indian Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 1 mi. NW   Kolob Reservoir 
Spillsbury Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 8206  Kolob Reservoir 
Oak Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 7717  Kolob Reservoir 
Blue Springs (Spring) Washington County, UT 2 mi. S 7950  Kolob Reservoir 
Sevy Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 2 mi. N 8275  Kolob Reservoir 
Kolob Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. W 8928  Kolob Reservoir 
Blue Springs Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. S 7920  Kolob Reservoir 
Blue Springs Reservoir Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. S 7924  Kolob Reservoir 
Bear Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Kolob Reservoir 
Bear Valley (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Kolob Reservoir 
The Hardscrabble (Flat) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. W 7940  Kolob Reservoir 
The Pillars (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 8531  Kolob Reservoir 
Oak Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. E 6989  Cogswell Point 
Hornet Point (Cape) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. NE 9318  Kolob Reservoir 
Lower Kolob Plateau (Plain) Washington County, UT 3 mi. S 7953  Kolob Reservoir 
Home Valley Knoll (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. S 8127  Kolob Reservoir 


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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