Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08331 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus desperatus M.E. Jones
Infraspecific    var. desperatus 
Common name   rimrock milkvetch
Debi Clark   s.n.  
Coll. Date April 2000 
United States
Wayne County
Locality top of North Caineville Mesa.
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° 24'  15" N, 110° 56'  39" W
Township Range T28S, R9E  
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 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: 08331s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
North Caineville Mesa (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1336 ft. NE 6076  Factory Butte 
North Caineville Reef (Ridge) Wayne County, UT 1.7 mi. W 5233  Factory Butte 
Factory Butte (Summit) Wayne County, UT 2.8 mi. NE 6004  Factory Butte 
Huntington North Dam (Dam) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. S 4603  Town Point 
South Caineville Mesa (Summit) Wayne County, UT 5 mi. S 5906  Town Point 
Wayne County (Civil) Wayne County, UT 4.2 mi. SE 4682  Town Point 
Sweetwater Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 4.7 mi. SE   Steele Butte 
Upper Blue Hills (Range) Wayne County, UT 5.1 mi. S 4643  Town Point 
Blue Gate (Gap) Wayne County, UT 5 mi. SW 4561  Town Point 
Blue Gate (Gap) Wayne County, UT 5.1 mi. SW 4570  Town Point 
Factory Butte Coal Mine (Mine) Wayne County, UT 5.3 mi. N 4725  Factory Butte 
Neilson Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 4.8 mi. SE   Factory Butte 
Town Point (Cliff) Wayne County, UT 5.6 mi. SW 5174  Town Point 
Caine Springs (Spring) Wayne County, UT 5.9 mi. NW 4830  Caine Springs 
Caineville (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 6.4 mi. SW 4600  Caineville 
Caineville Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 6.6 mi. SW   Caine Springs 


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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