Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15747 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus spatulatus Sheldon
Common name   tufted milkvetch
Oliver Hansen   30  
   with J.A. Alexander
Coll. Date 17 June 2010 
United States
Summit County
Locality Uinta Mountains, S slope of Red Mountain, FR017, ca. 4 miles SW of FR 072, at the E end of the northern-most switchback, E side of road;
     Elev.: 9341 ft. (2848 m.)
Habitat Notes windswept hillside; with sagebrush and perennial grasses. 
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 40° 58'  33.29" N, 110° 20'  15.03" 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 Senior Thesis Voucher for Henry's Fork and Vicinity Checklist, Block 19, northern Utah and southern Wyoming. 


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

     Astragalus spatulatus Sheldon

     Astragalus caespitosus (Nutt.) Gray
     Astragalus spatulatus var. uniflorus (Rydb.) Barneby
     Homalobus caespitosus Nutt.
     Orophaca caespitosa (Nutt.) Britt.

Common Name(s): tufted milkvetch, tufted milk-vetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25687, click for more information and references)

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


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.
15750 Arabis holboellii      "Holboell's rockcress" same section
15849 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. lanceolatus   "spear-leaf yellow rabbitbrush" 352 ft. S
15739 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" 352 ft. S
15743 Draba stenoloba  var. nana   "alpine whitlow-cress" 83 ft. SW
15737 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" 388 ft. N
15738 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. epunctata   "stemless four-nerve daisy" 388 ft. N
15850 Juniperus communis  var. depressa   "common juniper" 352 ft. S
15749 Lappula squarrosa      "European stickseed" same section
15745 Lomatium juniperinum      "juniper biscuitroot" same section
15753 Oreoxis alpina      "alpine parsley" same section
15751 Oxytropis sericea  var. sericea   "white locoweed" 388 ft. N
15740 Phlox multiflora      "mountain phlox" same section
15748 Physaria parvula      "pygmy bladderpod" 388 ft. N
15746 Selaginella densa      "lesser spikemoss" 388 ft. N
15752 Trifolium dasyphyllum  var. uintense  same section
15741 Trifolium gymnocarpon      "hollyleaf clover" 83 ft. SW
15744 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" 352 ft. S
15742 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" 352 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Red Mountain (Summit) Summit County, UT 661 ft. N 9430  Gilbert Peak NE 
Bridger Lake Oil Field (Bridge) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 9019  Gilbert Peak NE 
Quarter Corner Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 8941  Gilbert Peak NE 
Henrys Fork Park (Park) Summit County, UT 1.9 mi. SE 8964  Gilbert Peak NE 
Sage Creek Park (Flat) Uinta County, WY 2.5 mi. N 9197  Table Mountain 
Stateline Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.5 mi. W 9233  Bridger Lake 
The Narrows (Gap) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. S 9174  Gilbert Peak NE 
Bridger Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. W 9364  Bridger Lake 
Bridger Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. W 9351  Bridger Lake 
Stateline Reservoir (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. W 9108  Bridger Lake 
Dahlgreen Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. NE   Gilbert Peak NE 
Cottonwood Mountain (Summit) Uinta County, WY 3.6 mi. N 9321  Table Mountain 
Bridger Lake Guard Station (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. W 9371  Bridger Lake 
Marsh Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. W 9341  Bridger Lake 
Marsh Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. W 9341  Bridger Lake 
Grahams Reservoir (Reservoir) Uinta County, WY 3.3 mi. W 9213  Bridger Lake 
Marsh Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. W 9351  Bridger Lake 
Deadhorse State Hospital Camp (Locale) Uinta County, WY 3.7 mi. NW 8931  Buck Fever Ridge 
Deadhorse Park (Park) Uinta County, WY 3.7 mi. NW 8888  Buck Fever Ridge 
Joulious Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 4.2 mi. S   Kings Peak 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus spatulatus  Sheldon

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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