Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03037 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus megacarpus (Nutt.) A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. parryi A. Gray ex S. Watson
Common name   Parry's bladderpod milkvetch
J. Rogers   s.n.  
Coll. Date 29 May 1998 
United States
Sevier County
Locality 5 miles S of Sigurd, off Highway 24.
Habitat Notes pinyon- juniper, sage, sego lilies, gypsum 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 38° 47'  37" N, 111° 56'  4" W
Township Range T23S, R1W, Sec. 20  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Astragalus megacarpus (Nutt.) Gray

     Astragalus megacarpus var. parryi Gray ex S. Wats.

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

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25576, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03037s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00804s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03773s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09011s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09066s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10295s2.jpg 
specimen image: 13488s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05300 Argemone munita      "flatbud pricklypoppy" 1.9 mi. S
05284 Astragalus beckwithii  var. beckwithii   "Beckwith's milkvetch" 1.9 mi. S
05285 Erigeron pumilus  var. concinnus   "western shaggy fleabane" 1.9 mi. S
02025 Tetradymia glabrata      "little-leaf horsebrush" 1 mi. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Rock Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 1956 ft. SE 5971  Sigurd 
Rainbow Hills (Summit) Sevier County, UT 2970 ft. SW 6395  Sigurd 
Mud Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 5919  Sigurd 
Kings Meadow Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 1 mi. S   Water Creek Canyon 
Kings Meadow (Flat) Sevier County, UT 1 mi. E 6004  Sigurd 
Willow Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 6290  Sigurd 
Carter Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 6368  Sigurd 
Peterson Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 1.5 mi. N   Water Creek Canyon 
North Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 6365  Sigurd 
Ross Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 6532  Sigurd 
Cedar Mountain (Summit) Sevier County, UT 2.3 mi. E 7658  Sigurd 
Indian Springs (Spring) Sevier County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 5486  Sigurd 
Black Knoll (Summit) Sevier County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 5233  Sigurd 
Parcell Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 3 mi. SW 5522  Sigurd 
Brine Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 3.2 mi. NW   Sigurd 
Venice Cemetery (Cemetery) Sevier County, UT 2.9 mi. W 5276  Sigurd 
Glenwood Cemetery (Cemetery) Sevier County, UT 2.9 mi. W 5315  Sigurd 
Glenwood Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 3.4 mi. SW 5558  Sigurd 
Glenwood Fish Hatchery (Locale) Sevier County, UT 3.5 mi. SW 5509  Sigurd 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Sevier County, UT 3.7 mi. N 5227  Sigurd 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus megacarpus  (Nutt.) A. Gray

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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