Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12329 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus kentrophyta A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. tegetarius (S. Watson) Dorn
Common name   mountain spiny milkvetch
James G. Harris   4366  
   with Melinda W. Harris
Coll. Date 10 August 2006 
United States
Juab County
Locality Wasatch Mountains, Mount Nebo, ridge S of Wolf Pass, along the Utah County line;
     Elev.: 11119 ft. (3390 m.)
Habitat Notes limestone cliffs, crevices and scree; alpine tundra. 
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° 49'  45" N, 111° 45'  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 kentrophyta var. tegetarius (S. Wats.) Dorn

     Astragalus kentrophyta ssp. implexus (Canby ex Porter & Coult.) W.A. Weber
     Astragalus kentrophyta var. implexus (Canby ex Porter & Coult.) Barneby
     Astragalus tegetarius S. Wats.

Common Name(s): mat milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192541, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12319 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" 1613 ft. SE
13868 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Teton windflower" same section
13939 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Teton windflower" 2379 ft. SE
12321 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Rocky Mountain windflower" same section
13871 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
04047 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" 1.6 mi. S
13855 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" 2438 ft. E
13916 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" same section
12298 Aquilegia scopulorum  var. scopulorum   "Utah columbine" same section
12338 Arabis drummondii      "Drummond's rockcress" same section
12318 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1613 ft. SE
12337 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" same section
00535 Artemisia michauxiana      "Michaux's wormwood" 1.8 mi. S
13860 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 2438 ft. E
13926 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" same section
00536 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.8 mi. S
12313 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1613 ft. SE
13925 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" same section
00534 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.8 mi. S
13861 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 2438 ft. E
12304 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" same section
13933 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" same section
13863 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" 2438 ft. E
12323 Cerastium beeringianum      "mouse-ear chickweed" same section
00524 Chenopodium fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's goosefoot" 1.8 mi. S
04046 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 1.6 mi. S
13870 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" same section
12299 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" same section
13918 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" same section
13858 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 2438 ft. E
12327 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" same section
12335 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" same section
12334 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" same section
00525 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1.8 mi. S
13945 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" 2379 ft. SE
12330 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" same section
13944 Draba lonchocarpa      "long-pod whitlow-cress" 2379 ft. SE
13125 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 2503 ft. SE
13120 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" same section
12311 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" same section
13946 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 2379 ft. SE
13124 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" same section
13123 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 2503 ft. SE
12340 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" same section
00530 Elymus trachycaulus  subsp. trachycaulus   "slender wheatgrass" 1.8 mi. S
13936 Epilobium alpinum  var. clavatum  same section
12305 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
13924 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
00533 Erigeron speciosus      "aspen fleabane" 1.8 mi. S
12310 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" same section
13943 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 2379 ft. SE
13931 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" same section
00529 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 1.8 mi. S
00519 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1.8 mi. S
12320 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" 1613 ft. SE
13941 Heuchera rubescens      "pink alumroot" 2379 ft. SE
00522 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" 1.8 mi. S
13864 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" 2438 ft. E
13919 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" same section
00528 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" 1.8 mi. S
12312 Lupinus argenteus  var. utahensis   "Utah silky lupine" 1613 ft. SE
12324 Lychnis drummondii     same section
12306 Minuartia nuttallii  subsp. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" same section
13934 Minuartia nuttallii  var. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" same section
13872 Minuartia nuttallii  var. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" same section
13935 Minuartia rubella      "beautiful sandwort" same section
12315 Noccaea montana      "alpine pennycress" 1613 ft. SE
13867 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 2438 ft. E
00526 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1.8 mi. S
12317 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 1613 ft. SE
12333 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" same section
13862 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" 2438 ft. E
12326 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" same section
00598 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.8 mi. S
12332 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" same section
13917 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" same section
12302 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" same section
13948 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
12341 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" same section
12314 Phacelia heterophylla      "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 1613 ft. SE
12339 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "King's bladderpod" same section
13928 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "western bladderpod" same section
13875 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "western bladderpod" same section
12331 Physaria occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western bladderpod" same section
13866 Poa fendleriana  var. longiligula   "muttongrass" 2438 ft. E
12322 Poa interior      "Greenland bluegrass" same section
12325 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" same section
13859 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 2438 ft. E
13923 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" same section
13937 Potentilla concinna  var. concinna   "elegant cinquefoil" 2379 ft. SE
13938 Potentilla ovina  var. ovina   "sheep cinquefoil" 2379 ft. SE
13857 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" 2438 ft. E
13856 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" 2438 ft. E
13869 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
13874 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" same section
13920 Saxifraga cespitosa      "tufted saxifrage" same section
00521 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1.8 mi. S
13873 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" same section
13932 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" same section
00527 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" 1.8 mi. S
12307 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" same section
13922 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" same section
12308 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" same section
12309 Senecio werneriifolius  var. malmstenoides   "ashy groundsel" same section
12328 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" same section
13927 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" same section
04097 Silene acaulis      "mountain spiny milkvetch" 1.6 mi. S
03964 Silene acaulis      "moss catchfly" 1.6 mi. S
04081 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 1.6 mi. S
12336 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" same section
13947 Synthyris laciniata      "western kittentails" same section
12316 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 1613 ft. SE
13921 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" same section
00520 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" 1.8 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Wolf Pass (Gap) Juab County, UT 1365 ft. NE 10634  Nebo Basin 
Hell Hole Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 2166 ft. E 9895  Nebo Basin 
Mount Nebo (Summit) Juab County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 11671  Mona 
Wasatch Range (Range) Juab County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 11671  Mona 
North Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. N 10995  Nebo Basin 
Pole Canyon Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 0.7 mi. W 9416  Mona 
North Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 11280  Mona 
Mount Nebo Wilderness (Reserve) Juab County, UT 1 mi. NW 8829  Mona 
Nebo Basin Trail (Trail) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 9229  Nebo Basin 
Nebo Bench (Bench) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 9229  Nebo Basin 
John Jones Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.3 mi. NW   Mona 
Middle Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. S 8977  Nebo Basin 
South Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 10099  Mona 
Nebo Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 7523  Nebo Basin 
Evans Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. E 8708  Nebo Basin 
Gibson Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2 mi. N   Nebo Basin 
Broad Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Mona 
Left Fork Salt Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SE   Nebo Basin 
Right Fork Salt Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SE   Nebo Basin 
Privateer Mine (Mine) Juab County, UT 2.5 mi. N 9046  Mona 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus kentrophyta  A. Gray

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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