Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08501 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Oxytropis lambertii Pursh
Infraspecific    var. bigelovii A. Gray
Common name   purple locoweed
D.M. Barnes   3390  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 29 May 2003 
United States
Kane County
Locality Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Cottonwood Canyon Road, N of US Highway 89.
     Elev.: 4776 ft. (1456 m.)
Habitat Notes clay soil of Wingate Formation, shadscale community. 
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 37° 7'  19" N, 111° 51'  10" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Oxytropis lambertii var. bigelovii Gray

     Oxytropis lambertii ssp. bigelovii (Gray) W.A. Weber
     Oxytropis patens (Rydb.) A. Nels.

Common Name(s): purple locoweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=531515, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08501s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02362s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09189s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09616s2.jpg 
specimen image: 12363s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13478s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14780 Chrysothamnus greenei      "Greene's rabbitbrush" 2307 ft. E
14848 Eriogonum leptocladon      "sand wild buckwheat" same section
14846 Fabaceae      same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
The Rimrocks (Cliff) Kane County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 4708  Bridger Point 
East Cove (Basin) Kane County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 4574  West Clark Bench 
Whitehouse Trailhead (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 4318  West Clark Bench 
Paria Ranger Station (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 4298  West Clark Bench 
Long Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. SW   West Clark Bench 
Sand Gulch (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. W   Fivemile Valley 
White House (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 4351  West Clark Bench 
White House Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 4 mi. SW 4380  West Clark Bench 
Adairville (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. W 4403  West Clark Bench 
Rock House Cove (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.1 mi. NW   Fivemile Valley 
Johnson Store Butte (Summit) Kane County, UT 3.9 mi. W 4446  West Clark Bench 
Picturesque Windows (Arch) Kane County, UT 4.8 mi. S 4557  Bridger Point 
Calf Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 4.7 mi. SW 4597  West Clark Bench 
Big White Rock Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.2 mi. E   Lower Coyote Spring 
Blue Cove (Valley) Kane County, UT 5.4 mi. NE   Lower Coyote Spring 
White Rocks (Area) Kane County, UT 4.8 mi. NE 4524  Lower Coyote Spring 
Chitum Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 5.8 mi. SE   Big Water 
West Clark Bench (Bench) Kane County, UT 6.7 mi. SW 5089  West Clark Bench 


Taxon Links for species Oxytropis lambertii  Pursh

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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