Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15891 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus cibarius Sheldon
Common name   browse milkvetch
S. Hegji   116  
Coll. Date 04 June 2011 
United States
Tooele County
Locality Sheeprock Mountains, ca. 0.5 km west of Harker Canyon;
     Elev.: 6111 ft. (1863 m.)
Habitat Notes grassy hillside above stream. 
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° 0'  13.18" N, 112° 27'  40.28" 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 cibarius Sheldon

Common Name(s): browse milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25463, click for more information and references)

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


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.
15854 Alyssum desertorum      "desert madwort" 1.2 mi. SE
15897 Alyssum desertorum      "desert madwort" 1.2 mi. SE
15898 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" 1.2 mi. SE
18079 Angelica wheeleri      "Wheeler's angelica" 2 mi. SE
15940 Argemone munita      "flatbud pricklypoppy" same section
15853 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" 1.2 mi. SE
15852 Cymopterus longipes      "long-stalked spring parsley" 1.1 mi. SE
18080 Epilobium halleanum      "glandular willowherb" 2 mi. SE
15896 Eremogone loisiae      "Lois' sandwort" 1.1 mi. SE
15943 Eriogonum microthecum      "slender wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. SE
15947 Eriogonum racemosum      "redroot wild buckwheat" 1.9 mi. SE
15912 Erythronium grandiflorum      "yellow glacier-lily" 2 mi. SE
14131 Linanthus pungens      "granite prickly phlox" 10.1 mi. N
15895 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1 mi. SE
15944 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 1.2 mi. SE
18078 Populus tremuloides      "quaking aspen" 1.7 mi. SE
03166 Psora decipiens      "fishscale lichen" 6.6 mi. N
15855 Salix       "willow" 1.1 mi. SE
15899 Salix bebbiana      "Bebb willow" 1.1 mi. SE
18077 Symphoricarpos oreophilus      "mountain snowberry" 1.5 mi. SE
18076 Tetradymia canescens      "spineless horsebrush" 1.2 mi. SE
14130 Tetradymia glabrata      "little-leaf horsebrush" 10.1 mi. N
14129 Tetradymia spinosa      "shortspine horsebrush" 10.1 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Harker Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.1 mi. SW   Erickson Knoll 
Wasatch National Forest-Vernon Division (Forest) Tooele County, UT 1.5 mi. E 6119  Dutch Peak 
Grove Hollow (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.6 mi. E   Dutch Peak 
Benmore Experimental Pastures (Flat) Tooele County, UT 2.5 mi. N 5791  Vernon 
Benmore Experiment Station (Locale) Tooele County, UT 2.1 mi. E 5975  Vernon 
Benmore Guard Station (Locale) Tooele County, UT 2.2 mi. E 5965  Vernon 
Benmore (Locale) Tooele County, UT 2.2 mi. E 5965  Vernon 
Lion Hill (Summit) Tooele County, UT 2.2 mi. W 6890  Erickson Knoll 
Lion Hill Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.3 mi. W 6716  Erickson Knoll 
Snow Hollow (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.6 mi. SE   Dutch Peak 
Dutch Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 3.5 mi. S 8816  Dutch Peak 
Stepladder Trough (Flat) Tooele County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 6086  Lookout Pass 
Bennion Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. NE   Dutch Peak 
North Oak Brush Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 3.8 mi. N   Erickson Knoll 
Sheeprock Mountains (Range) Tooele County, UT 3.8 mi. S 8114  Dutch Peak 
North Pine Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.1 mi. W   Erickson Knoll 
Black Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 4.1 mi. S 8882  Dutch Peak 
Dutch Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 4.2 mi. N   Dutch Peak 
Chief Green Jacket Grave (Cemetery) Tooele County, UT 3.4 mi. E 6034  Vernon 
Red Skin Knolls (Summit) Tooele County, UT 3.8 mi. SE 7087  Dutch Peak 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus cibarius  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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