Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13628 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus howellii A. Gray
Common name   Howell's milkvetch
R.R. Halse   7692  
Coll. Date 18 June 2009 
United States
Umatilla County
Locality Umatilla National Forest, Big Saddle area, along Summit Road, ca. 13.6 miles SW of its junction with State Highway 204.
     Elev.: 5130 ft. (1564 m.)
Latitude Longitude 45° 34'  1.31" N, 118° 7'  32.3" E
Datum Not recorded
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 plant perennial, prostrate; flowers white. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Astragalus howellii Gray

Common Name(s): Howell's milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25538, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 13628s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
End Spring (Spring) Umatilla County, OR 1843 ft. N 5345  Thimbleberry Mountain 
Big Saddle (Gap) Union County, OR 1342 ft. E 4623  Sanderson Spring 
Pole Spring (Spring) Umatilla County, OR 1.2 mi. S 5594  Thimbleberry Mountain 
Rocky Bedground (Summit) Umatilla County, OR 1.3 mi. N 5292  Thimbleberry Mountain 
Smith Ridge (Ridge) Union County, OR 1.5 mi. SE 5282  Sanderson Spring 
Farley Spring (Spring) Umatilla County, OR 1.5 mi. SW 5565  Thimbleberry Mountain 
Moonshine Canyon (Valley) Union County, OR 1.7 mi. E   Sanderson Spring 
Stanley Cabin (Locale) Union County, OR 2 mi. NE 3442  Sanderson Spring 
Thimbleberry Mountain (Summit) Umatilla County, OR 1.7 mi. W 5568  Thimbleberry Mountain 
Dead Horse Spring (Spring) Umatilla County, OR 2.3 mi. S 5548  Thimbleberry Mountain 
Finley Creek Cow Camp (Locale) Union County, OR 2.2 mi. NE 3435  Sanderson Spring 
Finley Creek (Stream) Union County, OR 2.3 mi. NE   Andies Prairie 
Dusty Saddle Canyon (Valley) Umatilla County, OR 2.1 mi. NW   Thimbleberry Mountain 
McDonald Ridge (Ridge) Umatilla County, OR 2.6 mi. N 5000  Thimbleberry Mountain 
Colt Canyon (Valley) Union County, OR 2.1 mi. E   Sanderson Spring 
Smith Canyon (Valley) Union County, OR 2.6 mi. SE   Sanderson Spring 
Finley Ridge (Ridge) Union County, OR 3.4 mi. N 4036  Sanderson Spring 
Jack Canyon (Valley) Union County, OR 2.6 mi. E   Sanderson Spring 
Slusher Creek (Stream) Umatilla County, OR 2.6 mi. W   Thimbleberry Mountain 
McMillen Spring (Spring) Union County, OR 2.7 mi. E 3816  Sanderson Spring 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus howellii  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

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