Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 18151 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus alpinus L.
Common name   alpine milkvetch
Steve Hegji   0308  
Coll. Date 25 July 2014 
United States
Sublette County
Locality Green River Lakes Campground, along campground road.
     Elev.: 8085 ft. (2465 m.)
Latitude Longitude 43° 18'  42.62" N, 109° 51'  40.58" 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 alpinus L.

Common Name(s): alpine milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25393, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09684s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09688s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09689s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09812s3.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
18150 Astragalus agrestis      "field milkvetch" 2202 ft. NW
18149 Astragalus miser      "timber milkvetch" 460 ft. NE
18147 Campanula rotundifolia      "bluebell bellflower" 1237 ft. NW
18144 Erigeron glabellus  var. pubescens   "streamside fleabane" 2314 ft. W
18142 Gentianopsis detonsa      "small fringed-gentian" 2145 ft. W
18145 Pedicularis crenulata      "meadow lousewort" 2073 ft. NW
18148 Penstemon procerus      "small-flowered beardtongue" 1 mi. N
18146 Penstemon subglaber      "smooth beardtongue" 1367 ft. NW
18143 Sisyrinchium idahoense      "Idaho blue-eyed grass" 2311 ft. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Green River Lake Campground (Locale) Sublette County, WY 222 ft. E 8055  Green River Lakes 
G P Bar Ranch (Locale) Sublette County, WY 1011 ft. E 8042  Green River Lakes 
Mill Creek (Stream) Sublette County, WY 2418 ft. NE   Green River Lakes 
Lakeside Trail (Trail) Sublette County, WY 1 mi. SE 7966  Green River Lakes 
Clear Creek (Stream) Sublette County, WY 2.1 mi. SE   Downs Mountain 
Clear Creek Falls (Falls) Sublette County, WY 2 mi. SE 8048  Green River Lakes 
Big Sheep Mountain (Summit) Sublette County, WY 2.7 mi. S 11454  Big Sheep Mountain 
Porcupine Creek (Stream) Sublette County, WY 2.5 mi. SE   Squaretop Mountain 
Porcupine Creek Falls (Falls) Sublette County, WY 2.7 mi. SE 8262  Green River Lakes 
Green River Lakes (Lake) Sublette County, WY 2.5 mi. SE 7993  Green River Lakes 
Twin Lakes (Lake) Sublette County, WY 3 mi. S 9830  Green River Lakes 
Shirley Lake (Lake) Sublette County, WY 3.1 mi. S 9987  Green River Lakes 
Valaite Lake (Lake) Sublette County, WY 3.1 mi. S 10086  Green River Lakes 
Clear Creek Trail (Trail) Sublette County, WY 2.6 mi. SE 8140  Green River Lakes 
Slide Falls (Falls) Sublette County, WY 3 mi. SE 9187  Green River Lakes 
Slide Creek (Stream) Sublette County, WY 2.8 mi. SE   Downs Mountain 
Lake Gadsby (Lake) Sublette County, WY 3.7 mi. S 10270  Green River Lakes 
Roaring Fork Basin (Basin) Sublette County, WY 3.7 mi. N 8836  Green River Lakes 
Slide Creek Falls (Falls) Sublette County, WY 3.1 mi. SE 8885  Green River Lakes 
Gypsum Mountain (Summit) Sublette County, WY 3.6 mi. SW 11454  Big Sheep Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus alpinus  L.

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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