Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00804 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus megacarpus (Nutt.) A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. parryi A. Gray ex S. Watson
Common name   Parry's bladderpod milkvetch
R. Collins   125  
Coll. Date 13 June 1979 
United States
Juab County
Locality between Nephi and Fountain Green.
     Elev.: 6500 ft. (1982 m.)
Habitat Notes From salt creek to shaley slope, N face 
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° 43'  1" N, 111° 44'  31" W
Township Range T13S, R2E, Sec. 6  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
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).


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

     Astragalus megacarpus (Nutt.) Gray

     Astragalus megacarpus var. parryi Gray ex S. Wats.

Common Name(s): bladdery milkvetch, great bladdery milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25576, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00804s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03037s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03773s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09011s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09066s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10295s2.jpg 
specimen image: 13488s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
03074 Crataegus douglasii  var. rivularis  1.4 mi. NW
00719 Crepis acuminata      "tapertip hawksbeard" same section
00803 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" same section
00761 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" same section
03131 Physaria chambersii  var. chambersii   "Chambers' twinpod" 1.4 mi. NW
00718 Pseudoroegneria spicata  subsp. spicata   "bluebunch wheatgrass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mud Spring Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 1072 ft. E   Fountain Green North 
Bradley Springs (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 2556 ft. SE 5925  Fountain Green North 
Bradley Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2366 ft. E   Fountain Green North 
Water Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 0.7 mi. E   Big Hollow 
Rocky Ridge Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 0.8 mi. W   Nephi 
Rocky Ridge (Ridge) Juab County, UT 1 mi. S 6880  Fountain Green North 
Salt Cave Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 1 mi. NE   Fountain Green North 
Footes Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.1 mi. W   Mona 
Salt Spring Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.2 mi. W   Nephi 
Hop Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. E   Spencer Canyon 
Quadrat Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.8 mi. NE   Fountain Green North 
Skyline Trail (Trail) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. S 8721  Fountain Green North 
Red Cliffs (Cliff) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. S 8632  Fountain Green North 
Maple Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 2.3 mi. N 6926  Fountain Green North 
Nephi Power Plant (Locale) Juab County, UT 2 mi. W 5496  Nephi 
Gravel Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 7261  Nephi 
Maple Spring Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.3 mi. NE   Nebo Basin 
Pole Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.4 mi. NE   Nebo Basin 
Rees Flat (Flat) Juab County, UT 2.3 mi. NW 6421  Nephi 
Mahogany Hill (Summit) Juab County, UT 3 mi. N 7727  Nebo Basin 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus megacarpus  (Nutt.) 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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