Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14823 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Lotus rigidus (Benth.) Greene
Common name   shrubby deervetch
R. Van Buren   1525  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 06 May 2007 
United States
Washington County
Locality hills along the Santa Clara River, W side of Utah Highway 8, ca. 1.75 miles S of Gunlock Reservoir;
     Elev.: 3385 ft. (1032 m.)
Habitat Notes on a sandstone cliff; 
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° 13'  23.21" N, 113° 46'  38.35" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L2S3. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Lotus rigidus (Benth.) Greene

     Hosackia rigida Benth.

Common Name(s): shrubby deervetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=26399, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04918s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06214s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08395s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14270 Brickellia longifolia      "long-leaf brickellbush" 1 mi. N
10279 Cercis occidentalis     1077 ft. SE
14269 Ephedra viridis  var. viridis  1 mi. N
17897 Ericameria laricifolia      "turpentine bush" 1 mi. N
14820 Ericameria laricifolia      "turpentine bush" 1943 ft. S
14821 Ericameria linearifolia      "narrow-leaf goldenbush" same section
14824 Ericameria nauseosa      "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
14819 Ericameria nauseosa      "rubber rabbitbrush" 1943 ft. S
14822 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" same section
14266 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 1 mi. N
17895 Eriogonum heermannii  var. subspinosum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. N
14264 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 1 mi. N
14818 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 1943 ft. S
17896 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. N
14263 Lepidium fremontii      "desert peppercress" 1 mi. N
17894 Lotus rigidus      "shrubby deervetch" 2220 ft. N
14267 Peucephyllum schottii      "Schott's desert-fir" 1 mi. N
14265 Peucephyllum schottii      "Schott's desert-fir" 1 mi. N
14268 Pinus monophylla      "single-leaf pinyon pine" 1 mi. N
14603 Pinus monophylla      "single-leaf pinyon pine" 1 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Manganese Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. N   Gunlock 
Gunlock Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 3717  Shivwits 
Gunlock Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 3717  Shivwits 
Pahcoon Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. S   Gunlock 
Gunlock Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. N 3570  Gunlock 
Gunlock Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 2 mi. N 3603  Gunlock 
Gunlock State Park (Park) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. N 3609  Gunlock 
Shem (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. S 3297  Shivwits 
Sand Cove Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. N   Santa Clara 
Camp Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. S 3452  Shivwits 
Shivwits (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. S 3202  Shivwits 
Miners Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Gunlock 
Pahcoon Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3 mi. NW 3773  Shivwits 
Paiute Indian Reservation (Reserve) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. S 3566  Shivwits 
Limekiln Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. N   Gunlock 
Santa Clara Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. SE 3281  Santa Clara 
Gunlock (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. N 3658  Gunlock 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. N 3671  Gunlock 
Lower Sand Cove Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. N 4082  Veyo 
Lower Sand Cove Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. N 4082  Veyo 


Taxon Links for species Lotus rigidus  (Benth.) 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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