Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12151 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus episcopus S. Watson
Common name   Bishop's milkvetch
J.G. Harris   4190  
Coll. Date 30 May 2006 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, Little Wedge, above North Salt Wash.
     Elev.: 5576 ft. (1700 m.)
Habitat Notes pinyon-juniper community, Carmel Formation 
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° 4'  32" N, 110° 50'  30" 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 episcopus S. Wats.

Common Name(s): bishop's milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25507, click for more information and references)

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


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.
12088 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" 775 ft. S
12090 Artemisia frigida      "prairie sagewort" 775 ft. S
12085 Asclepias cryptoceras      "pallid milkweed" 775 ft. S
12123 Astragalus episcopus      "Bishop's milkvetch" 1086 ft. S
12082 Astragalus mollissimus      "woolly milkvetch" 775 ft. S
12081 Astragalus musiniensis      "Ferron milkvetch" 775 ft. S
12092 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 775 ft. S
12084 Boechera selbyi     775 ft. S
12121 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 1086 ft. S
12093 Cheilanthes feei      "slender lip fern" 775 ft. S
12122 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" 1086 ft. S
12120 Enceliopsis nudicaulis      "nakedstem sunray" 1086 ft. S
12089 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" 775 ft. S
12153 Haplopappus spinulosus  var. paradoxus   "Paradox spiny goldenbush" same section
12152 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" same section
12118 Linum puberulum      "plains flax" 1086 ft. S
12091 Lithospermum incisum      "narrow-leaf stoneseed" 775 ft. S
12154 Machaeranthera grindelioides  var. grindelioides   "gumweed tansy aster" same section
12086 Mahonia fremontii      "Fremont's mahonia" 775 ft. S
12149 Oenothera howardii      "Howard's evening primrose" same section
11986 Penstemon marcusii      "Marcus Jones' beardtongue" 1086 ft. S
12150 Penstemon marcusii      "Marcus Jones' beardtongue" same section
12119 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. congestus   "thick-leaf beardtongue" 1086 ft. S
12087 Picrothamnus desertorum      "bud sage" 775 ft. S
12083 Schoenocrambe linifolia      "flaxleaf plainsmustard" 775 ft. S
12125 Sclerocactus parviflorus      "small-flowered fishhook cactus" 1086 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Little Wedge Plateau (Plain) Emery County, UT 1 mi. N 5568  Sids Mountain 
Saddle Horse Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. S   The Blocks 
McCarty Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 2 mi. SW   The Blocks 
North Salt Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. NE   Short Canyon 
Mesquite Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.2 mi. SW   The Blocks 
Fuller Bottom (Flat) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. N 5259  Sids Mountain 
Fuller Bottom Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. N   Buckhorn Reservoir 
Yellow Seep (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 5729  Horn Silver Gulch 
Red Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. N   Horn Silver Gulch 
Sand Bench Rim (Cliff) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. W 5699  Horn Silver Gulch 
Cat Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4 mi. N   Hadden Holes 
Wedge Pond Number 2 (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. NE 5978  Sids Mountain 
Virgin Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. E   Sids Mountain 
Sand Bench (Bench) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. W 5650  Horn Silver Gulch 
The Red Ledges (Cliff) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. N 5496  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Chalk Hills (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.5 mi. NE 5758  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Sids Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. SE 6457  Sids Mountain 
South Red Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. NW   Horn Silver Gulch 
Sand Bench (Bench) Emery County, UT 5.3 mi. N 5686  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Jorgensen Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 5.3 mi. N 5571  Buckhorn Reservoir 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus episcopus  S. Watson

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

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