Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02951 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Lotus plebeius (Brandegee) Barneby
Common name   New Mexico bird's-foot trefoil
R. Van Buren   359  
Coll. Date 10 May 1998 
United States
Washington County
Locality foothills SE of the Pine Valley Mountains, ca. 0.25 miles W of Anderson Junction along I-15;
Habitat Notes Quercus, Purshia. 
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° 16'  58.8" N, 113° 18'  43.2" W
Township Range T40S R13W S28  
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


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

     Lotus plebeius (Brand) Barneby

     Hosackia puberula var. nana Gray
     Lotus longebracteatus Rydb.
     Lotus neomexicanus Greene
     Lotus X nummularius (M.E. Jones) Tidestrom
     Lotus oroboides auct. non (Kunth) Ottley
     Lotus oroboides var. nanus (Gray) Isely
     Lotus oroboides var. nummularius (M.E. Jones) Isely

Common Name(s): common birdsfoot trefoil, longbrack trefoil, long-bract bird's-foot-trefoil, New Mexico birdsfoot trefoil, New Mexico bird's-foot trefoil.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503560, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02951s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 08394s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10542s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11478s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 11579e1.jpg 
specimen image: 11579c1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08180 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. pterocarya   "winged-nut forget-me-not" 1595 ft. W
02956 Dimorphocarpa wislizeni      "Wislizen's spectacle pod" same section
08181 Draba cuneifolia  var. cuneifolia   "wedge-leaf whitlow-cress" 1595 ft. W
05951 Eriastrum diffusum      "miniature woollystar" same section
08179 Eriogonum maculatum      "spotted wild buckwheat" 1595 ft. W
08183 Gilia sinuata      "rosy gilia" 1595 ft. W
05954 Gilia transmontana      "transmontane gilia" same section
05955 Haplopappus linearifolius  var. interior   "narrow-leaf goldenbush" same section
08182 Lupinus concinnus  subsp. orcuttii   "Orcutt's lupine" 1595 ft. W
05952 Lupinus concinnus  subsp. orcuttii   "Orcutt's lupine" same section
02998 Penstemon utahensis      "Utah beardtongue" same section
02955 Purshia mexicana      "Mexico cliffrose" same section
02950 Sphaeralcea rusbyi  var. rusbyi   "Rusby's globemallow" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Anderson Junction (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1930 ft. E 3832  Pintura 
Anderson Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. E 3793  Pintura 
Dry Sandy Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. N 4009  Pintura 
Dry Sandy (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NE   Pintura 
Sandy Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 2 mi. SW 3760  Pintura 
Toquerville Springs (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 3504  Pintura 
Blue Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. W 4580  Pintura 
Toquerville (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 3399  Pintura 
Wet Sandy (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. SE   Signal Peak 
Toquerville Post Office (Post Office) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 3396  Pintura 
Italian Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. W   Pintura 
Beatty Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. N 4846  Pintura 
Vanderbilt Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. S 3514  Hurricane 
Doyle Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 3629  Hurricane 
South Ash Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. NE   Pintura 
Dry Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. NE   Pintura 
Toquerville Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. S 3271  Hurricane 
Silver Reef (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. SW 3803  Pintura 
Nephis Twist (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. SE   Hurricane 
Leeds Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. SW 3501  Hurricane 


Taxon Links for species Lotus plebeius  (Brandegee) Barneby

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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