Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05911 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus desperatus M.E. Jones
Infraspecific    var. desperatus 
Common name   rimrock milkvetch
J.G. Harris   2816  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 20 May 2001 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, unnamed canyon in San Rafael Reef, ca. 2.4 km W of Little Wildhorse Canyon;
     Elev.: 5576 ft. (1700 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy soil on the Kayenta 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° 35'  28" N, 110° 50'  30" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Astragalus desperatus var. desperatus M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): rimrock milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192450, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05911s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 08331s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00981 Astragalus desperatus  var. petrophilus   "rimrock milkvetch" 1.6 mi. NW
00983 Astragalus episcopus      "Bishop's milkvetch" 1.6 mi. NW
00980 Astragalus musiniensis      "Ferron milkvetch" 1.6 mi. NW
00978 Astragalus pardalinus      "panther milkvetch" 1.6 mi. NW
00982 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" 1.6 mi. NW
05916 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" same section
05915 Cryptantha fulvocanescens      "tawny cat's eye" same section
00979 Cryptantha johnstonii      "Johnston's cat's eye" 1.6 mi. NW
05913 Erigeron utahensis  var. utahensis   "Utah fleabane" same section
05912 Fallugia paradoxa      "Apache plume" same section
05917 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. nana   "stemless four-nerve daisy" same section
00977 Phacelia crenulata  var. crenulata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1.6 mi. NW
05919 Stenotus armerioides  var. armerioides   "thrifty goldenweed" same section
05914 Symphoricarpos longiflorus      "long-flowered snowberry" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bell Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.9 mi. E   Horse Valley 
Cistern Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.3 mi. SW   Horse Valley 
Middle Wild Horse Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 5496  Little Wild Horse Mesa 
Bullberry Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 2.4 mi. W 5040  Hunt Draw 
Little Wild Horse Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. S 4843  Little Wild Horse Mesa 
Cistern Tanks (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 5.2 mi. N 6322  Tomsich Butte 
Hunt Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.6 mi. S   Hunt Draw 
The Big Ridge (Ridge) Emery County, UT 6 mi. N 6660  Tomsich Butte 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus desperatus  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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