Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00989 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus spatulatus Sheldon
Common name   tufted milkvetch
J.G. Harris   2299  
Coll. Date 28 May 1990 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, Cedar Mtn. near the summit.
     Elev.: 7544 ft. (2300 m.)
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° 10'  27" N, 110° 37'  31" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Astragalus spatulatus Sheldon

     Astragalus caespitosus (Nutt.) Gray
     Astragalus spatulatus var. uniflorus (Rydb.) Barneby
     Homalobus caespitosus Nutt.
     Orophaca caespitosa (Nutt.) Britt.

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

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25687, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00989s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01073 Boechera demissa     same section
00965 Echinocereus triglochidiatus  var. melanacanthus  same section
01075 Eremogone hookeri  var. hookeri   "Hooker's sandwort" same section
01072 Erigeron pumilus  var. concinnus   "western shaggy fleabane" same section
08236 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. nana   "stemless four-nerve daisy" 564 ft. SE
01076 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. nana   "stemless four-nerve daisy" same section
00964 Mahonia fremontii      "Fremont's mahonia" same section
01013 Penstemon carnosus      "fleshy beardtongue" same section
08234 Physaria subumbellata      "parasol bladderpod" 564 ft. SE
01074 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" same section
08235 Ribes leptanthum      "trumpet gooseberry" 564 ft. SE
01014 Schoenocrambe linifolia      "flaxleaf plainsmustard" same section
00966 Sclerocactus whipplei  var. roseus  same section
01071 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cedar Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 2103 ft. SE 7661  Chimney Rock 
Cedar Mountain Campground (Locale) Emery County, UT 2968 ft. S 7212  Chimney Rock 
Cedar Mountain Recreation Area (Park) Emery County, UT 2998 ft. S 7205  Chimney Rock 
Point of Cedar Mountain (Cliff) Emery County, UT 0.9 mi. S 6480  Chimney Rock 
Summit Area (Flat) Emery County, UT 1.3 mi. S 6244  Bob Hill Knoll 
Summit Pond (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 6204  Bob Hill Knoll 
Squaw Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 2.4 mi. N 7330  Bob Hill Knoll 
Gooseberry Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 7422  Chimney Rock 
Huff Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. NE 7281  Chimney Rock 
Birch Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. N 7267  Chimney Rock 
Orsons Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 2.6 mi. W 6076  Bob Hill Knoll 
Joes Holes (Lake) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 5968  Chimney Rock 
Cow Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. S   Chimney Rock 
Gooseberry Hollow (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. N   Chimney Rock 
Big Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. SE 6273  Chimney Rock 
Prickly Pear Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. S 6355  Bottleneck Peak 
Little Holes (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. W 5991  Bob Hill Knoll 
Huff Bench (Bench) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. N 7212  Chimney Rock 
Dry Pond (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. SE 6322  Devils Hole 
Wiregrass Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 4.6 mi. N 7205  Chimney Rock 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus spatulatus  Sheldon

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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