Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07003 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus mollissimus Torr.
Infraspecific    var. thompsoniae (S. Watson) Barneby
Common name   Thompson's woolly milkvetch
J.G. Harris   3101  
   with D. Axford
Coll. Date 15 May 2002 
United States
Grand County
Locality Labyrinth Canyon of the Green River, box canyon across from Junes Bottom.
     Elev.: 4034 ft. (1230 m.)
Habitat Notes sandstone, moist drip walls & wash bottoms. 
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° 42'  59" N, 110° 5'  38" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Astragalus mollissimus var. thompsoniae (S. Wats.) Barneby

     Astragalus bigelovii var. thompsoniae (S. Wats.) M.E. Jones
     Astragalus thompsonae
     Astragalus thompsoniae S. Wats.

Common Name(s): Thompson woolly milkvetch, Thompson's woolly milkvetch, woolly locoweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192649, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06413 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" 1.3 mi. S
14002 Adiantum capillus-veneris      "common maidenhair fern" 1104 ft. SE
15128 Adiantum capillus-veneris      "common maidenhair fern" 1077 ft. E
06417 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" 1.3 mi. S
15132 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" 2615 ft. SW
06404 Amsonia tomentosa  var. stenophylla   "woolly bluestar" 1.3 mi. S
06397 Aquilegia micrantha      "Mancos columbine" 1.3 mi. S
06993 Aquilegia micrantha      "Mancos columbine" same section
15135 Artemisia bigelovii      "Bigelow's sagebrush" 2615 ft. SW
06998 Astragalus lentiginosus  var. palans   "straggling milkvetch" same section
07772 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" 1.4 mi. S
07773 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" 1.3 mi. S
06398 Cryptantha tenuis      "slender cat's eye" 1.3 mi. S
06406 Dalea oligophylla     1.3 mi. S
07853 Dalea oligophylla     1.3 mi. S
06402 Encelia frutescens  var. resinosa   "sticky brittlebush" 1.3 mi. S
15134 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" 2615 ft. SW
06412 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" 1.3 mi. S
06999 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" same section
15130 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" 1077 ft. E
14001 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" 1104 ft. SE
06997 Erigeron divergens  var. divergens   "spreading fleabane daisy" same section
15133 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. orbiculatum   "round-leaf wild buckwheat" 2615 ft. SW
06390 Eriogonum inflatum  var. inflatum   "desert trumpet" 1.3 mi. S
15126 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" 1077 ft. E
07001 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" same section
06407 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" 1.3 mi. S
06401 Gaillardia spathulata      "Colorado Plateau blanketflower" 1.3 mi. S
07000 Glycyrrhiza lepidota      "American licorice" same section
06403 Haplopappus rusbyi      "Rusby's goldenbush" 1.3 mi. S
06405 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" 1.3 mi. S
07002 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. ivesiana   "Ives' four-nerve daisy" same section
06399 Ipomopsis congesta  var. frutescens   "ball-headed gilia" 1.3 mi. S
06996 Ipomopsis roseata      "rosy gilia" same section
06415 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" 1.3 mi. S
07854 Oxytenia acerosa      "copperweed" 1.3 mi. S
06414 Panicum virgatum      "switchgrass" 1.3 mi. S
15129 Plantago major      "common plantain" 1077 ft. E
06411 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" 1.3 mi. S
06410 Polypogon monspeliensis      "rabbit's foot grass" 1.3 mi. S
06416 Populus deltoides  var. fremontii   "Fremont's cottonwood" 1.3 mi. S
14004 Potentilla norvegica  var. hirsuta   "Norwegian cinquefoil" 1104 ft. SE
06994 Primula specuicola      "cave-dwelling primrose" same section
15136 Quercus x welshii  hybrid [gambelii x havardii]  2615 ft. SW
06408 Rhus aromatica  var. simplicifolia   "skunkbush sumac" 1.3 mi. S
15131 Salix exigua      "narrow-leaf willow" 1077 ft. E
06400 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1.3 mi. S
06396 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" 1.3 mi. S
15127 Tamarix chinensis      "five-stamen tamarisk" 1077 ft. E
06995 Veronica anagallis-aquatica      "water speedwell" same section
06409 Xylorhiza glabriuscula  var. linearifolia   "Moab woody aster" 1.3 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Junes Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 1270 ft. SE 4003  Tenmile Point 
Bull Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. N 4088  Tenmile Point 
Trin-Alcove Bend (Bend) Grand County, UT 1.4 mi. W 4124  Tenmile Point 
Three Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. W   Moonshine Wash 
Tenmile Point (Ridge) Grand County, UT 1.8 mi. E 4351  Tenmile Point 
Red Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Green River SE 
Bull Hollow (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. S   Moonshine Wash 
White Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Dee Pass 
Chaffin Ranch (Locale) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. N 4016  Horse Bench East 
Moonshine Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. NW   Jacks Knob 
San Rafael River (Stream) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. N   Hadden Holes 
Tenmile Bottom (Bend) Grand County, UT 4.2 mi. S 3977  Tenmile Point 
Ruby Ranch (Locale) Grand County, UT 4.5 mi. N 4003  Green River SE 
Tenmile Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.3 mi. S   Dee Pass 
Keg Spring Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. SE 3983  Tenmile Point 
Keg Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.2 mi. S   Bowknot Bend 
San Rafael Valley (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.5 mi. NW   Horse Bench West 
Hey Joe Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 5.8 mi. SE   Tenmile Point 
Hey Joe Mine (Mine) Grand County, UT 6.1 mi. SE 4196  Tenmile Point 
Saucer Basin (Basin) Emery County, UT 5.6 mi. SW 4610  Moonshine Wash 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus mollissimus  Torr.

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

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