Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15963 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus lutosus M.E. Jones
Common name   Dragon milkvetch
R.D. Fitts   2009-9  
Coll. Date 15 May 2009 
United States
Uintah County
Locality tributary of Hell's Hole Canyon, S of the White River;
     Elev.: 5400 ft. (1646 m.)
Habitat Notes canyon bottom, sandy; with Artemisia tridentata and Chrysothamnus nauseosus.  
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° 56'  59.48" N, 109° 6'  36.46" W
UTM 12 4423903N  661442E 
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.
Specimen Notes  


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" 1 mi. NW
15964 Astragalus lutosus      "Dragon milkvetch" 2583 ft. NW
06766 Astragalus tenellus      "loose-flowered milkvetch" 1673 ft. S
06762 Atriplex gardneri  var. cuneata  1673 ft. S
15983 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 1.1 mi. NW
06772 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" 1673 ft. S
15981 Cryptantha rollinsii      "Rollins' cat's eye" 1 mi. N
14032 Cryptantha rollinsii      "Rollins' cat's eye" 1 mi. NW
06770 Cryptantha wetherillii      "Wetherill's cat's eye" 1673 ft. S
06763 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1673 ft. S
06771 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" 1673 ft. S
14031 Galium multiflorum      "shrubby bedstraw" 1 mi. NW
06769 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" 1673 ft. S
16014 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. arizonica   "Arizona four-nerve daisy" 2364 ft. E
06764 Lappula occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western stickseed" 1673 ft. S
06765 Mirabilis alipes      "winged four o'clock" 1673 ft. S
06761 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. mucronatus  1673 ft. S
14030 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. pachyphyllus   "thick-leaf beardtongue" 1 mi. NW
15979 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1 mi. N
15965 Phlox muscoides      "moss phlox" 2347 ft. NW
14029 Physaria subumbellata      "parasol bladderpod" 1 mi. NW
06767 Poa glauca      "Greenland bluegrass" 1.3 mi. SW
06768 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1673 ft. S
15980 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 1 mi. N
15962 Symphoricarpos oreophilus      "mountain snowberry" 3 ft. S
06773 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" 1673 ft. S
15984 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" 1 mi. NW
16015 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" 2364 ft. E


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 2 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 1.7 mi. E 6168  Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.5 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.5 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Duck Rock (Pillar) Uintah County, UT 2 mi. W 5177  Southam Canyon 
Evacuation Creek (Stream) Uintah County, UT 2.3 mi. NW   Davis Canyon 
Cripple Horse Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.1 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Cowboy Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Walsh Knolls 
Ignatio Stage Stop (Locale) Uintah County, UT 4.1 mi. NW 4997  Southam Canyon 
Wagon Hound Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.2 mi. NW   Bonanza 
Little Dicks Bottom (Bend) Uintah County, UT 5.2 mi. NE 5059  Walsh Knolls 
Watson (Populated Place) Uintah County, UT 5.3 mi. SW 5404  Southam Canyon 
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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