Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15877 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus purshii Douglas ex Hook.
Common name   woollypod milkvetch
S. Hegji   102  
Coll. Date 07 May 2011 
United States
Millard County
Locality US Highway 50, north side of road, just west of Kings Canyon;
     Elev.: 5589 ft. (1704 m.)
Habitat Notes very sandy, depauperate, rocky area; with Cryptantha and Astragalus. 
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'  32.16" N, 113° 42'  49.36" 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 purshii Dougl. ex Hook.

Common Name(s): Pursh loco, Pursh's milkvetch, Pursh's milk-vetch, woollypod milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25648, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15877a1.jpg specimen image: 15877s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00379s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03956s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12441s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13490s1.jpg 
specimen image: 14046s1.jpg 
specimen image: 14046b1.jpg 
specimen image: 14046a1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15876 Cryptantha confertiflora      "basin yellow cat's eye" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Thompson Knoll Reservoir (Reservoir) Millard County, UT 2.7 mi. S 5509  Thompson Knoll 
Little Valley Well (Well) Millard County, UT 2.7 mi. W 5489  Buckskin Hills 
Little Valley (Basin) Millard County, UT 3.6 mi. N 5981  Thompson Knoll 
Thompson Knoll (Summit) Millard County, UT 4.2 mi. S 5761  Thompson Knoll 
Crows Nest (Summit) Millard County, UT 3.9 mi. SW 5282  Buckskin Hills 
Sheepmens Little Valley (Valley) Millard County, UT 4 mi. NE   Conger Mountain 
Conger Reservoir (Reservoir) Millard County, UT 4.1 mi. NE 6158  Thompson Knoll 
Boobs Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.3 mi. SE   Thompson Knoll 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus purshii  Douglas ex Hook.

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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