Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09414 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus lonchocarpus Torr.
Common name   greater rushy milkvetch
D.M. Barnes   3874  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 11 May 2004 
United States
Wayne County
Locality Capitol Reef National Park, dirt road to Pleasant Creek, Sleeping Rainbow Ranch.
     Elev.: 5999 ft. (1829 m.)
Habitat Notes bouldery SE facing slope, pinyon-juniper 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 38° 11'  7" N, 111° 11'  10" W
UTM 12 4226388N  483701E 
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
Specimen Notes Catalog: CARE-3260; Accession: CARE-000239 


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

     Astragalus lonchocarpus Torr.

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

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25567, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09414s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09420 Astragalus calycosus  var. calycosus   "Torrey's milkvetch" same section
09419 Astragalus musiniensis      "Ferron milkvetch" same section
09415 Linum puberulum      "plains flax" same section
09416 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
09413 Poa fendleriana  subsp. longiligula   "muttongrass" same section
09417 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
09418 Thelesperma subnudum  var. subnudum   "Navajo tea greenthread" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bone Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 1916 ft. SE 5948  Golden Throne 
Pleasant Creek Ranch (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1706 ft. E 6027  Golden Throne 
South Draw (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2282 ft. SE   Golden Throne 
EPH Hanks Tower (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1.2 mi. N 6503  Golden Throne 
Capitol Reef Campground (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1.6 mi. N 5716  Golden Throne 
Golden Throne (Summit) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. N 6483  Golden Throne 
Pioneer Register (Locale) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 5374  Golden Throne 
Capitol Reef National Park (Park) Wayne County, UT 2.6 mi. S 6244  Golden Throne 
Sulphur Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 2.9 mi. SW   Grover 
Tantalus Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. SW   Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Sheets Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. SW   Golden Throne 
Tantalus Flats (Flat) Garfield County, UT 3.6 mi. S 6513  Golden Throne 
Waterpocket Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 3.7 mi. NE   Golden Throne 
Maverick Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4 mi. SW   Bear Canyon 
Spring Gulch (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. SW   Lower Bowns Reservoir 
The Salmon (Summit) Garfield County, UT 4.5 mi. S 7212  Bear Canyon 
Pectols Pyramid (Summit) Wayne County, UT 4.5 mi. N 6496  Fruita 
Waterpocket Fold (Cliff) Wayne County, UT 4.6 mi. N 5732  Golden Throne 
Ferns Nipple (Summit) Wayne County, UT 4.5 mi. N 6798  Golden Throne 
Capitol Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 4.3 mi. NE   Grover 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus lonchocarpus  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

Google Images

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