Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01077 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus rafaelensis M.E. Jones
Common name   San Rafael milkvetch
J.G. Harris   2093  
Coll. Date 06 May 1989 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, Calf Canyon, ca. 0.8 km from Buckhorn Draw.
     Elev.: 5379 ft. (1640 m.)
Habitat Notes Scattered pinyon-juniper community; dry sandy soil. 
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° 6'  43" N, 110° 39'  48" W
Township Range T20S R11E Sec. 2  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Astragalus rafaelensis M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): San Rafael milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25651, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 01077s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 10949b1.jpg 
specimen image: 10949c1.jpg 
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specimen image: 10949f1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00711 Allium macropetalum      "large-flowered wild onion" 1.6 mi. S
01282 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1.1 mi. SE
00066 Castilleja scabrida  var. scabrida   "rough paintbrush" same section
00710 Castilleja scabrida  var. scabrida   "rough paintbrush" 1.6 mi. S
00083 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  same section
00085 Cryptantha flava      "yellow cat's eye" same section
00134 Echinocereus triglochidiatus  var. melanacanthus  same section
00090 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" same section
00079 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. maculata   "scarlet gilia" same section
00084 Lepidium montanum  var. jonesii   "Jones' pepperwort" same section
00080 Linum subteres      "sprucemont flax" same section
00460 Machaeranthera grindelioides  var. grindelioides   "gumweed tansy aster" 1.6 mi. S
01286 Mahonia fremontii      "Fremont's mahonia" 1.1 mi. SE
00424 Melilotus officinalis      "yellow sweetclover" 1.6 mi. S
00142 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" same section
00463 Opuntia polyacantha  var. polyacantha   "hairspine pricklypear" 1.6 mi. S
00112 Scirpus pungens  var. longispicatus  same section
00135 Sclerocactus whipplei  var. roseus  same section
00456 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1.6 mi. S
00082 Streptanthella longirostris      "long-beaked streptanthella" same section
00459 Tamarix chinensis      "five-stamen tamarisk" 1.6 mi. S
00081 Thelesperma subnudum      "Navajo tea greenthread" same section
00086 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" same section
00457 Wyethia scabra      "rough mule's ears" 1.6 mi. S
X0313 Yucca harrimaniae  var. harrimaniae   "Spanish bayonet" same section
00136 Yucca harrimaniae  var. harrimaniae   "Spanish bayonet" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Pine Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1331 ft. S   Devils Hole 
Calf Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 2806 ft. SW   Bob Hill Knoll 
Cow Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. NE   Chimney Rock 
Buckhorn Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.1 mi. S   Buckhorn Reservoir 
San Rafael Bridge Campground (Locale) Emery County, UT 2.3 mi. S 5102  Bottleneck Peak 
Prickly Pear Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 1.9 mi. E 6355  Bottleneck Peak 
Road Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.4 mi. S   Bottleneck Peak 
Assembly Hall Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. S 5948  Bottleneck Peak 
Orsons Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. N 6076  Bob Hill Knoll 
Summit Pond (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. NE 6204  Bob Hill Knoll 
Little Holes (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. N 5991  Bob Hill Knoll 
Summit Area (Flat) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. NE 6244  Bob Hill Knoll 
Bottleneck Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. S 6349  Bottleneck Peak 
Point of Cedar Mountain (Cliff) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. NE 6480  Chimney Rock 
Window Blind Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. S 6831  Bottleneck Peak 
Good Water Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. W   Bottleneck Peak 
Little Grand Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. W   Sids Mountain 
Cedar Mountain Campground (Locale) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. NE 7212  Chimney Rock 
Cedar Mountain Recreation Area (Park) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. NE 7205  Chimney Rock 
Big Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. E 6273  Chimney Rock 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus rafaelensis  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

Google Images

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