Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15960 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus chamaeleuce A. Gray
Common name   cicada milkvetch
R.D. Fitts   2009-5A  
Coll. Date 14 May 2009 
United States
Uintah County
Locality Hell's Hole Canyon, just S of the White River;
     Elev.: 5100 ft. (1555 m.)
Habitat Notes oil shale layers; sagebrush community with Glossopetalon, Atriplex confertifolia, Tetradymia spinosa.  
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° 58'  40.46" N, 109° 7'  39.4" W
UTM 12 4426985N  659883E 
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 chamaeleuce Gray

Common Name(s): cicada milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25459, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03361s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10433s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15964 Astragalus lutosus      "Dragon milkvetch" 2.1 mi. SW
16014 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. arizonica   "Arizona four-nerve daisy" 2 mi. S
15965 Phlox muscoides      "moss phlox" 2.1 mi. SW
15958 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" same section
15959 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 2004 ft. S
16015 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" 2 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 1633 ft. SW   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 0.7 mi. NE   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 0.7 mi. NE   Weaver Ridge 
Evacuation Creek (Stream) Uintah County, UT 1.3 mi. SW   Davis Canyon 
Duck Rock (Pillar) Uintah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 5177  Southam Canyon 
Cowboy Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.4 mi. NE   Walsh Knolls 
Cripple Horse Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.3 mi. E   Weaver Ridge 
Wagon Hound Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.6 mi. W   Bonanza 
Ignatio Stage Stop (Locale) Uintah County, UT 2.6 mi. W 4997  Southam Canyon 
Weaver Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 6168  Weaver Ridge 
Bonanza (Populated Place) Uintah County, UT 4 mi. NW 5437  Bonanza 
Little Dicks Bottom (Bend) Uintah County, UT 4.4 mi. NE 5059  Walsh Knolls 
Gilsonite Draw (Valley) Rio Blanco County, CO 5.6 mi. NE   Weaver Ridge 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus chamaeleuce  A. Gray

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

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