Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15964 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus lutosus M.E. Jones
Common name   Dragon milkvetch
R.D. Fitts   2009-10  
Coll. Date 16 May 2009 
United States
Uintah County
Locality Weaver Ridge, in canyon draining into Hell's Hole Canyon;
     Elev.: 6050 ft. (1845 m.)
Habitat Notes oil shale layers on rimrock; with Penstemon grahamii, Atriplex confertifolia, Cirsium barnebyi. 
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° 57'  14.08" N, 109° 6'  9.17" W
UTM 12 4424367N  662080E 
Datum NAD83 
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 lutosus M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): Dragon milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25569, click for more information and references)

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


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15982 Aliciella pinnatifida      "sticky gilia" 2791 ft. N
15960 Astragalus chamaeleuce      "cicada milkvetch" 2.1 mi. NE
15963 Astragalus lutosus      "Dragon milkvetch" 2583 ft. SE
06766 Astragalus tenellus      "loose-flowered milkvetch" same section
06762 Atriplex gardneri  var. cuneata  same section
15983 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" same section
06772 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" same section
14032 Cryptantha rollinsii      "Rollins' cat's eye" 2938 ft. W
15981 Cryptantha rollinsii      "Rollins' cat's eye" same section
06770 Cryptantha wetherillii      "Wetherill's cat's eye" same section
06763 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
06771 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" same section
14031 Galium multiflorum      "shrubby bedstraw" 2938 ft. W
06769 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" same section
16014 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. arizonica   "Arizona four-nerve daisy" same section
06764 Lappula occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western stickseed" same section
06765 Mirabilis alipes      "winged four o'clock" same section
15966 Penstemon fremontii      "Fremont's beardtongue" 1.1 mi. N
06761 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. mucronatus  same section
14030 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. pachyphyllus   "thick-leaf beardtongue" 2938 ft. W
15979 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
15965 Phlox muscoides      "moss phlox" 417 ft. E
14029 Physaria subumbellata      "parasol bladderpod" 2938 ft. W
06767 Poa glauca      "Greenland bluegrass" 1.4 mi. S
06768 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
15980 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
15962 Symphoricarpos oreophilus      "mountain snowberry" 2585 ft. SE
15958 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" 1.4 mi. NE
06773 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" same section
15959 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 1.9 mi. NE
16015 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" same section
15984 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Weaver Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 6168  Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2 mi. NW   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Cripple Horse Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Duck Rock (Pillar) Uintah County, UT 2.4 mi. W 5177  Southam Canyon 
Evacuation Creek (Stream) Uintah County, UT 2.6 mi. W   Davis Canyon 
Cowboy Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.3 mi. N   Walsh Knolls 
Little Dicks Bottom (Bend) Uintah County, UT 4.8 mi. NE 5059  Walsh Knolls 
Ignatio Stage Stop (Locale) Uintah County, UT 4.3 mi. W 4997  Southam Canyon 
Wagon Hound Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.4 mi. NW   Bonanza 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.9 mi. SE   Banta Ridge 
Watson (Populated Place) Uintah County, UT 5.8 mi. SW 5404  Southam Canyon 
Gilsonite Draw (Valley) Rio Blanco County, CO 6.2 mi. NE   Weaver Ridge 
Bonanza (Populated Place) Uintah County, UT 6.1 mi. NW 5437  Bonanza 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus lutosus  M.E. Jones

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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