Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11636 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus zionis M.E. Jones
Infraspecific    var. zionis 
Common name   Zion milkvetch
D.M. Barnes   5109  
Coll. Date 19 May 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality Upper Kolob Plateau, Thorley Point Loop [E side of Kolob Peak].
     Elev.: 8213 ft. (2504 m.)
Habitat Notes oak community; dark soil. 
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° 25'  34" N, 113° 3'  17.5" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


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

     Astragalus zionis var. zionis M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): Zion milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=531350, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11636s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03768s2.jpg 
specimen image: 05213s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12601d1.jpg 
specimen image: 12601c1.jpg 
specimen image: 12601s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11641 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" same section
11630 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" same section
11637 Astragalus oophorus  var. caulescens   "pallid egg milkvetch" same section
11646 Astragalus piutensis      "Marysvale milkvetch" same section
11627 Balsamorhiza sagittata      "arrow-leaf balsamroot" same section
11643 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" same section
11632 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" same section
11634 Cryptantha confertiflora      "basin yellow cat's eye" same section
11644 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
11984 Erigeron flagellaris      "trailing fleabane" same section
11629 Hydrophyllum capitatum  var. capitatum   "purple cat's breeches" same section
11638 Lathyrus laetivirens      "plateau vetchling" same section
11642 Lomatium nevadense      "Nevada biscuitroot" same section
11628 Mertensia arizonica      "aspen bluebells" same section
11631 Microsteris gracilis  var. humilior   "slender phlox" same section
11633 Mirabilis laevis  var. villosa   "Bigelow's desert four o'clock" same section
11640 Monolepis nuttalliana      "Nuttall's povertyweed" same section
11635 Phacelia ambigua      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
11639 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
11647 Trifolium longipes  var. pygmaeum   "pygmy summer clover" same section
11649 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" same section
11648 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" same section
11645 Zigadenus paniculatus      "foothill death camas" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Beebe Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 2693 ft. N   Kolob Reservoir 
Kolob Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2887 ft. NE 8094  Kolob Reservoir 
Kolob Creek Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 8140  Kolob Reservoir 
Kolob Creek Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 8140  Kolob Reservoir 
Kolob Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 8928  Kolob Reservoir 
Indian Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 1 mi. N   Kolob Reservoir 
The Hardscrabble (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. NW 7940  Kolob Reservoir 
Blue Springs (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. S 7950  Kolob Reservoir 
Spillsbury Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. N 8206  Kolob Reservoir 
Bear Valley (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. S   Kolob Reservoir 
Blue Springs Reservoir Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 2 mi. S 7924  Kolob Reservoir 
Blue Springs Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2 mi. S 7920  Kolob Reservoir 
Bear Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. S   Kolob Reservoir 
Chasm Lake (Lake) Washington County, UT 2 mi. W 6805  Kolob Reservoir 
Little Creek Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 8698  Kolob Reservoir 
Oak Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 7717  Kolob Reservoir 
Sevy Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. N 8275  Kolob Reservoir 
Lower Kolob Plateau (Plain) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. S 7953  Kolob Reservoir 
Home Valley Knoll (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. S 8127  Kolob Reservoir 
Upper Kolob Plateau (Plain) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. S 7914  Kolob Reservoir 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus zionis  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

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