Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10444 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus ceramicus Sheldon
Infraspecific    var. ceramicus 
Common name   painted milkvetch
D.M. Barnes   4374  
Coll. Date 28 April 2005 
United States
Grand County
Locality Highway 191 S of Moab, ca 0.5 miles S of Hole in the Rock, 0.5 miles along natural gas service road.
     Elev.: 5094 ft. (1553 m.)
Habitat Notes rocky flat at top of knoll overlooking canyon. 
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° 23'  8" N, 109° 27'  31" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Astragalus ceramicus var. ceramicus Sheldon

Common Name(s): painted milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192405, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10444s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00389s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03355s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03785s2.jpg 
specimen image: 04338s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05221s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05987s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07027s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10670s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10448 Aristida purpurea      "purple threeawn" same section
08231 Asclepias cryptoceras  var. cryptoceras   "pallid milkweed" 2.1 mi. NW
08230 Euphorbia spathulata      "warty spurge" 2.1 mi. NW
08229 Hordeum pusillum      "little barley" 2.1 mi. NW
10445 Ipomopsis pumila      "dwarf gilia" same section
10446 Oenothera albicaulis      "prairie evening primrose" same section
14858 Quercus x eastwoodiae  hybrid [gambelii x havardii x turbinella?]  same section
10447 Sclerocactus parviflorus      "small-flowered fishhook cactus" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hole-in-the-Rock (Arch) San Juan County, UT 2244 ft. NE 5158  Kane Springs 
Kane Springs (Spring) San Juan County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 5095  Kane Springs 
Kane Springs Picnic Area (Park) San Juan County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 5115  Kane Springs 
Hardwater Rock (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 0.8 mi. NE   Kane Springs 
Muleshoe Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1 mi. W   La Sal West 
Flat Iron Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. S 5935  La Sal Junction 
Behind the Rocks (Area) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. N 5407  Kane Springs 
Black Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3 mi. SE   Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Flat Iron Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.8 mi. S 5945  La Sal Junction 
Bridger Jack Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 4.1 mi. N 5791  Kane Springs 
Pole Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.6 mi. NE   Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Trout Water Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.7 mi. W   Eightmile Rock 
West Coyote Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 4.7 mi. S   La Sal West 
West Coyote Wash (Valley) San Juan County, UT 4.7 mi. S   La Sal West 
Hatch Wash (Valley) San Juan County, UT 4.2 mi. W   Church Rock 
Lion Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 5.5 mi. SE   Ray Mesa 
La Sal Junction (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 5.9 mi. SE 5893  La Sal Junction 
Brumley Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 5.8 mi. NE   Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
La Sal Junction Airport (Airport) San Juan County, UT 6.3 mi. SE 5968  La Sal Junction 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus ceramicus  Sheldon

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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