Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01202 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Oxytropis deflexa (Pall.) DC.
Infraspecific    var. sericea Torr. & Gray
Common name   blue nodding locoweed
K. Anderson   84  
Coll. Date 13 June 1991 
United States
Sevier County
Locality N of Forsyth Reservoir.
     Elev.: 8397 ft. (2560 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 38° 32'  4" N, 111° 31'  59" W
Township Range T26S, R3E, Sec. 24  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
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).
Specimen Notes 5% slope S/SW, clay-silt, 50% pavement. 


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

     Oxytropis deflexa var. sericea Torr. & Gray

     Oxytropis deflexa var. parviflora Boivin
     Oxytropis deflexa ssp. sericea (Torr. & Gray) Cody

Common Name(s): blue nodding locoweed, longstem hangpod crazyweed, pendant-pod locoweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529331, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 01202s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03642s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08100s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11983c1.jpg 
specimen image: 11983s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11983d1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01196 Artemisia frigida      "prairie sagewort" same section
01201 Carex aquatilis      "water sedge" same section
01200 Carex douglasii      "Douglas' sedge" same section
01194 Carex duriuscula      "needleleaf sedge" same section
01195 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
01198 Potentilla plattensis      "Platte River cinquefoil" same section
01199 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" same section
01197 Thermopsis montana      "mountain goldenbanner" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Forsyth Springs (Spring) Sevier County, UT 2634 ft. SE 8065  Forsyth Reservoir 
Short Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 0.8 mi. SE   Forsyth Reservoir 
East Tidwell Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 0.9 mi. NE   Forsyth Reservoir 
Deer Spring Draw (Valley) Sevier County, UT 0.8 mi. E   Geyser Peak 
West Tidwell Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 0.8 mi. E   Hilgard Mountain 
Forsyth Reservoir (Reservoir) Sevier County, UT 1.2 mi. S 7996  Forsyth Reservoir 
Forsyth Dam (Dam) Sevier County, UT 1.2 mi. S 7996  Forsyth Reservoir 
Salt Gulch (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1.8 mi. S   Flat Top 
Deer Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 1.7 mi. E 8898  Forsyth Reservoir 
Foy Bench (Bench) Sevier County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 8737  Forsyth Reservoir 
Post Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 2.2 mi. W 7740  Forsyth Reservoir 
U M Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. SW   Hilgard Mountain 
Mill Meadow Reservoir (Reservoir) Sevier County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 7687  Forsyth Reservoir 
Forsyth Valley (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.9 mi. SW   Geyser Peak 
Pah Ga Ne A Campground (Locale) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. W 7832  Forsyth Reservoir 
Sage Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 3.5 mi. S 8245  Lyman 
Mormon Fork (Valley) Wayne County, UT 3.4 mi. S   Lyman 
Pole Campground (Locale) Sevier County, UT 2.9 mi. W 7861  Forsyth Reservoir 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 2.8 mi. W   Fish Lake 
Geyser Peak (Summit) Sevier County, UT 2.9 mi. E 10545  Geyser Peak 


Taxon Links for species Oxytropis deflexa  (Pall.) DC.

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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