Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05909 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus sabulonum A. Gray
Common name   gravel milkvetch
J.G. Harris   2814  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 20 May 2001 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, Little Wild Horse Mesa, near Hunt Draw;
     Elev.: 4494 ft. (1370 m.)
Habitat Notes Badlands of the Morrison Formation. 
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° 31'  56" N, 110° 52'  47" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Astragalus sabulonum Gray

Common Name(s): gravel milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25663, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05909s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03996s3.jpg 
specimen image: 09587s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12621c1.jpg 
specimen image: 12621s3.jpg 
specimen image: 12621a1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05906 Astragalus episcopus      "Bishop's milkvetch" same section
05908 Eriogonum salsuginosum     same section
05935 Monolepis nuttalliana      "Nuttall's povertyweed" same section
05905 Phacelia demissa  var. demissa   "low scorpionweed" same section
10015 Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia      "gooseberry-leaf globemallow" 1635 ft. W
10016 Sphaeralcea psoraloides      "scurfpea globemallow" 1635 ft. W
05910 Streptanthella longirostris      "long-beaked streptanthella" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hunt Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. S   Hunt Draw 
Little Wild Horse Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 1.3 mi. E 4843  Little Wild Horse Mesa 
Cistern Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Horse Valley 
Stinking Spring Creek (Stream) Emery County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Hunt Draw 
Little Wild Horse Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. SE   Horse Valley 
Salt Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.6 mi. W   Caine Springs 
Salt Wash (Stream) Emery County, UT 2.6 mi. W   Caine Springs 
Salt Wash (Arroyo) Emery County, UT 2.9 mi. W   Factory Butte 
Bullberry Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. N 5040  Hunt Draw 
Coal Mine Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 3.8 mi. SE   Factory Butte 
Factory Butte Coal Mine (Mine) Wayne County, UT 4.2 mi. S 4725  Factory Butte 
Coal Mine Wash (Arroyo) Wayne County, UT 3.9 mi. SE   Factory Butte 
Tank Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 3.9 mi. SE   Factory Butte 
Sy Butte (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. NW   Hunt Draw 
Middle Wild Horse Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 5 mi. NE 5496  Little Wild Horse Mesa 
Keesle Country (Area) Emery County, UT 5.7 mi. N 5496  Hunt Draw 
Wild Horse Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 5.4 mi. SE   Temple Mountain 
Bell Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.6 mi. NE   Horse Valley 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus sabulonum  A. Gray

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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