Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11858 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus convallarius Greene
Infraspecific    var. convallarius 
Common name   lesser rushy milkvetch
Donna M. Barnes   5305  
Coll. Date 18 July 2006 
United States
Juab County
Locality dirt road N of SR 132, E of Nephi, [vicinity of the mouth of Salt Creek Canyon, ca. 0.5 miles N of the junction with Utah Highway 132];
     Elev.: 5846 ft. (1782 m.)
Habitat Notes sage-oak community; hard, dry, 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 39° 43'  10" N, 111° 48'  15" 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 convallarius var. convallarius Greene

     Astragalus junciformis A. Nels.

Common Name(s): lesser rushy milkvetch, timber milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192422, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Astragalus
                                        Species: Astragalus convallarius
                                            Variety: Astragalus convallarius var. convallarius


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.
01609 Allium acuminatum      "taper-tip wild onion" 1.1 mi. SW
01608 Cardaria draba  var. draba   "whitetop" 1.1 mi. SW
00798 Cardaria draba  var. draba   "whitetop" same section
01606 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" same section
11861 Collomia linearis      "tiny trumpet" same section
11856 Crataegus douglasii  var. rivularis  same section
01605 Cynoglossum officinale      "gypsyflower" same section
11854 Erigeron uintahensis      "Uinta fleabane" same section
11865 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. laxifolium   "loose-leaf wild buckwheat" 217 ft. S
11855 Eriogonum racemosum  var. racemosum   "redroot wild buckwheat" same section
16829 Eriogonum racemosum  var. racemosum   "redroot wild buckwheat" same section
11864 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. subaridum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
11857 Gayophytum ramosissimum      "pinyon groundsmoke" same section
01607 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" 1.1 mi. SW
01603 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" same section
11850 Helianthella microcephala      "purpledisk little sunflower" same section
03755 Humulus lupulus  var. neomexicanus   "common hop" same section
11852 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" same section
11849 Lactuca tatarica  var. pulchella   "blue lettuce" same section
11866 Oenothera cespitosa  var. cespitosa   "tufted evening primrose" 217 ft. S
03761 Peraphyllum ramosissimum      "wild crab apple" same section
03762 Physaria chambersii      "Chambers' twinpod" same section
11853 Polygonum douglasii  var. douglasii  same section
11862 Rudbeckia occidentalis      "western coneflower" same section
16801 Rudbeckia occidentalis      "western coneflower" same section
00797 Rumex salicifolius      "willow dock" same section
00799 Sambucus caerulea     same section
11859 Solidago velutina      "three-nerved goldenrod" same section
01604 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
11851 Symphyotrichum ascendens      "western aster" same section
11863 Verbascum thapsus      "common mullein" same section
11860 Viguiera multiflora  var. multiflora   "showy goldeneye" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Gypsum Mill (Populated Place) Juab County, UT 2446 ft. S 5299  Nephi 
Salt Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 0.6 mi. SW   Nebo Basin 
Rowleys Mine (Mine) Juab County, UT 1.1 mi. N 6083  Nephi 
Quaking Asp Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1 mi. NW   Mona 
Andrews Spring Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1 mi. SE   Nephi 
Triangle Ranch Wildlife Management Area (Park) Juab County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 6129  Nephi 
Juab High School (School) Juab County, UT 1.1 mi. W 5171  Nephi 
Juab Middle School (School) Juab County, UT 1.2 mi. W 5161  Nephi 
Vine Bluff Cemetery (Cemetery) Juab County, UT 1.3 mi. W 5207  Nephi 
Nephi City Cemetery (Cemetery) Juab County, UT 1.3 mi. W 5164  Nephi 
Miller Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. SW   Nephi 
Central Valley Medical Center (Hospital) Juab County, UT 1.3 mi. W 5154  Nephi 
Central Valley Medical Center Heliport (Airport) Juab County, UT 1.3 mi. W 5154  Nephi 
Nephi School (School) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. W 5154  Nephi 
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church (Church) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. W 5154  Nephi 
Nephi Power Plant (Locale) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 5496  Nephi 
Rees Flat (Flat) Juab County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 6421  Nephi 
Nephi Bible Church (Church) Juab County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 5148  Nephi 
Mountain View Trailer Park (Park) Juab County, UT 1.7 mi. W 5115  Nephi 
High Mountain Campground (Locale) Juab County, UT 1.7 mi. W 5118  Nephi 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus convallarius  Greene

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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