Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00972 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus coltonii M.E. Jones
Infraspecific    var. coltonii 
Common name   Colton's milkvetch
J.G. Harris   2241  
Coll. Date 11 May 1990 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, between Bottleneck Peak and Windowblind Peak.
     Elev.: 5789 ft. (1765 m.)
Habitat Notes Ephedra community. sandy soils; Moenkopi Formatio. 
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° 3'  16" N, 110° 40'  26" W
Township Range T20S, R11E  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Astragalus coltonii var. coltonii M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): Colton's milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192417, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00972s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00988s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02040s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09520s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10107s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08409 Aliciella stenothyrsa      "Uinta Basin gilia" 1.2 mi. SE
00969 Aliciella stenothyrsa      "Uinta Basin gilia" same section
03959 Asclepias cryptoceras      "pallid milkweed" 1.1 mi. S
00967 Asclepias cryptoceras  var. cryptoceras   "pallid milkweed" same section
12538 Astragalus       "milkvetch" 1.6 mi. SE
12537 Astragalus       "milkvetch" 1.6 mi. SE
04053 Astragalus amphioxys  var. amphioxys   "crescent milkvetch" 442 ft. SE
00971 Astragalus asclepiadoides      "milkweed milkvetch" same section
04040 Astragalus asclepiadoides      "milkweed milkvetch" 442 ft. SE
08411 Astragalus asclepiadoides      "milkweed milkvetch" 1.2 mi. SE
03989 Astragalus cymboides      "canoe milkvetch" 442 ft. SE
03988 Astragalus cymboides      "canoe milkvetch" 442 ft. SE
08408 Astragalus lonchocarpus      "greater rushy milkvetch" 1.2 mi. SE
03993 Astragalus lonchocarpus      "greater rushy milkvetch" 442 ft. SE
09214 Chrysothamnus linifolius      "spearleaf rabbitbrush" 1.9 mi. N
04052 Cryptantha flava      "yellow cat's eye" 442 ft. SE
08407 Cryptantha jonesiana      "Jones' cat's eye" 1.2 mi. SE
00968 Enceliopsis nudicaulis      "nakedstem sunray" same section
01281 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" 2 mi. N
04054 Erigeron compactus  var. consimilis   "San Rafael cushion-daisy" 442 ft. SE
08410 Erigeron pulcherrimus      "plateau fleabane" 1.2 mi. SE
02302 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. corymbosum   "crisp-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.4 mi. NW
04057 Eriogonum shockleyi      "Shockley's wild buckwheat" 442 ft. SE
04055 Hilaria jamesii      "James' galleta" 442 ft. SE
02877 Hilaria jamesii      "James' galleta" 1.1 mi. S
00970 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. arizonica   "Arizona four-nerve daisy" same section
04056 Hymenoxys richardsonii  var. floribunda   "Colorado rubberweed" 442 ft. SE
09217 Populus deltoides  var. fremontii   "Fremont's cottonwood" 1.9 mi. N
09212 Salix exigua      "narrow-leaf willow" 1.9 mi. N
09215 Sarcobatus vermiculatus      "greasewood" 1.9 mi. N
04058 Sclerocactus whipplei  var. roseus  442 ft. SE
09213 Tamarix chinensis      "five-stamen tamarisk" 1.9 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bottleneck Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 6349  Bottleneck Peak 
Window Blind Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 6831  Bottleneck Peak 
Assembly Hall Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 5948  Bottleneck Peak 
Road Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.7 mi. N   Bottleneck Peak 
San Rafael Bridge Campground (Locale) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. N 5102  Bottleneck Peak 
Buckhorn Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2 mi. N   Buckhorn Reservoir 
Limestone Bench (Bench) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. S 5748  Bottleneck Peak 
Calf Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Bob Hill Knoll 
Pine Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. N   Devils Hole 
Cottonwood Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. S   Drowned Hole Draw 
Cane Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. NW   The Blocks 
Good Water Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. NW   Bottleneck Peak 
Little Grand Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. NW   Sids Mountain 
Red Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4 mi. E   Devils Hole 
Prickly Pear Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. NE 6355  Bottleneck Peak 
No Mans Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. W 6526  Bottleneck Peak 
Three Coves Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 5 mi. S 5807  The Wickiup 
Sids Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.3 mi. S   The Wickiup 
Emery County (Civil) Emery County, UT 5.1 mi. SE 5801  The Wickiup 
Cow Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.4 mi. N   Chimney Rock 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus coltonii  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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