Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10683 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus asclepiadoides M.E. Jones
Common name   milkweed milkvetch
Donna M. Barnes   4591  
Coll. Date 09 June 2005 
United States
Emery County
Locality Fremont Junction road, S of I-70, [E of Fremont Junction]
     Elev.: 5928 ft. (1807 m.)
Habitat Notes Entrada Formation, silty, saline soils, salt desert shrub 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° 45'  51.66" N, 111° 21'  8.58" 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 asclepiadoides M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): milkweed milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25426, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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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.
10680 Asclepias labriformis      "Utah milkweed" same section
10679 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" same section
10659 Cleomella palmeriana      "Rocky Mountain stickweed" 1 mi. NW
10678 Dalea flavescens      "Canyonlands prairie clover" same section
10677 Gaillardia spathulata      "Colorado Plateau blanketflower" same section
10682 Lygodesmia grandiflora  var. arizonica   "Arizona skeleton plant" same section
10681 Orobanche fasciculata      "clustered broomrape" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Post Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 1.2 mi. W   Johns Peak 
Fremont Junction (Populated Place) Sevier County, UT 1.7 mi. W 6815  Old Woman Plateau 
Ivie Creek Bench (Bench) Sevier County, UT 2 mi. NE 6569  Walker Flat 
Peacocks Place (historical) (Locale) Sevier County, UT 2.3 mi. N 6195  Walker Flat 
Jims Farm (Flat) Sevier County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 6959  Johns Peak 
Gilson Valley (Valley) Sevier County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Old Woman Plateau 
Windy Peak (Summit) Sevier County, UT 2.3 mi. E 6746  Walker Flat 
Oak Spring Ranch (Locale) Sevier County, UT 2.3 mi. W 6690  Old Woman Plateau 
Oak Spring Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 3.2 mi. NE   Old Woman Plateau 
Trough Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 3.4 mi. N   Old Woman Plateau 
Trough Hollow Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 3.4 mi. N   Old Woman Plateau 
North Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Willow Springs 
Little Deer Peak (Summit) Sevier County, UT 3.7 mi. S 7763  Johns Peak 
Willow Springs (Spring) Sevier County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 6250  Willow Springs 
Mill Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Old Woman Plateau 
Saleratus Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 3.7 mi. NE   Old Woman Plateau 
Jensen Place (historical) (Locale) Sevier County, UT 4.1 mi. N 6158  Walker Flat 
Oak Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 3.4 mi. W 7090  Old Woman Plateau 
North Fork Indian Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 4.3 mi. SE   Willow Springs 
Saleratus Benches (Bench) Sevier County, UT 4.9 mi. N 6657  Walker Flat 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus asclepiadoides  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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