Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04490 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus flexuosus Douglas ex G. Don
Infraspecific    var. flexuosus 
Common name   flexile milkvetch
K.T. Harper   s.n.  
   with D. Carter, D.M. Barnes, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 24 July 2000 
United States
San Juan County
Locality Elk Ridge road, N of Abajo Peak, [Spring Lake vicinity, road to Indian Creek (FR 104), N of the Abajo Mountains];
     Elev.: 8360 ft. (2640 m.)
Habitat Notes spruce-fir forest understory. 
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 37° 54'  32" N, 109° 30'  32" W
Township Range T33S, R22E, Sec. 16  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Astragalus flexuosus var. flexuosus (Hook.) Dougl. ex G. Don

     Astragalus flexuosus var. elongatus (Hook.) M.E. Jones
     Astragalus flexuosus sierraeblancae
     Astragalus flexuosus var. sierrae-blancae (Rydb.) Barneby
     Pisophaca flexuosa (Hook.) Rydb.

Common Name(s): flexile milkvetch, pliant milk-vetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192501, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Astragalus
                                        Species: Astragalus flexuosus
                                            Variety: Astragalus flexuosus var. flexuosus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04490s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04521 Allium cernuum      "nodding wild onion" same section
04520 Brickellia grandiflora      "tassel-flowered brickellbush" same section
04519 Eremogone congesta  var. congesta  same section
04522 Philadelphus microphyllus      "little-leaf mock orange" same section
04460 Salix bebbiana      "Bebb willow" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Spring Lake Dam (Dam) San Juan County, UT 0.6 mi. S 8531  Shay Mountain 
Spring Lake (Reservoir) San Juan County, UT 0.6 mi. S 8531  Shay Mountain 
Race Track Reservoir (Reservoir) San Juan County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 8744  Monticello Lake 
The Race Track (Trail) San Juan County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 9036  Monticello Lake 
Harts Draw-Canyonlands Point of Interest (Locale) San Juan County, UT 1.5 mi. E 8281  Monticello Lake 
Robertson Pasture (Flat) San Juan County, UT 2.2 mi. S 9521  Shay Mountain 
Manti-La Sal National Forest - La Sal Division (Forest) Grand County, UT 2.4 mi. S 10417  Monticello Lake 
Prairie Dog Knoll (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.3 mi. SE 9873  Monticello Lake 
North Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. S 10791  Abajo Peak 
Red Ledges (Bench) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. S 8367  Mount Linnaeus 
Monticello Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 8596  Monticello Lake 
Monticello Lake Dam (Dam) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 8596  Monticello Lake 
Shay Mountain (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 9938  Shay Mountain 
Jackson Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 3 mi. NE 7901  Monticello Lake 
Aspen Flat (Flat) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. SW 8806  Mount Linnaeus 
Twin Peaks (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.7 mi. S 10945  Abajo Peak 
Pine Ridge (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 8846  Monticello Lake 
Horsehead Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.7 mi. SE 11175  Abajo Peak 
Bear Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 4 mi. S   Mount Linnaeus 
Shay Ridge (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 8882  Mount Linnaeus 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus flexuosus  Douglas ex G. Don

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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