Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16874 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus beckwithii Torr. & Gray
Infraspecific    var. purpureus M.E. Jones
Common name   Beckwith's milkvetch
Steve Hegji   0199  
Coll. Date 10 May 2013 
United States
Millard County
Locality Sawtooth Canyon;
     Elev.: 7301 ft. (2226 m.)
Habitat Notes rocky trailside. 
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 39° 7'  58.07" N, 113° 22'  48.99" 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 beckwithii var. purpureus M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): Beckwith's milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192375, click for more information and references)

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


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.
08417 Acer glabrum  var. diffusum   "Rocky Mountain maple" 1 mi. E
16869 Astragalus newberryi  var. castoreus   "Newberry's milkvetch" same section
16876 Cercocarpus intricatus      "little-leaf mountain mahogany" 2288 ft. E
08424 Delphinium andersonii      "Anderson's larkspur" 1 mi. E
08423 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" 1 mi. E
08419 Fendlerella utahensis      "Utah fendlerbush" 1 mi. E
08426 Galium multiflorum  var. multiflorum  1 mi. E
08422 Jamesia tetrapetala      "four-petaled cliff bush" 1 mi. E
16871 Lappula occidentalis      "western stickseed" 1953 ft. W
08416 Penstemon leonardii  var. patricus  2510 ft. W
08415 Perityle stansburyi      "Stansbury's rockdaisy" 2510 ft. W
16870 Phlox austromontana      "southern phlox" same section
16872 Pinus monophylla      "single-leaf pinyon pine" 1508 ft. W
08418 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 1 mi. E
16873 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 1225 ft. W
16875 Ribes velutinum      "desert gooseberry" 1520 ft. E
08425 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1 mi. E
08420 Symphoricarpos longiflorus      "long-flowered snowberry" 1 mi. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hell'n Moriah Kitchen (Basin) Millard County, UT 0.8 mi. S 7294  Hell'n Moriah Canyon 
Sawtooth Mountain (Summit) Millard County, UT 1.6 mi. NW 8383  Notch Peak 
Sawtooth Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 1.7 mi. E   Notch Peak 
Notch Peak (Summit) Millard County, UT 1.7 mi. W 9334  Notch Peak 
Klondike Mine (Mine) Millard County, UT 2.2 mi. N 7064  Miller Cove 
Contact Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Notch Peak 
Water Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Notch Peak 
Side Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Miller Cove 
Pine Peak (Summit) Millard County, UT 2.8 mi. N 9216  Notch Peak 
Amasa Valley (Valley) Millard County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Notch Peak 
Orr Ridge (Ridge) Millard County, UT 3.8 mi. N 8163  Miller Cove 
Hell'n Moriah Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 3.8 mi. SW   Skull Rock Pass 
Sneakover Pass (Gap) Millard County, UT 3.9 mi. SE 6309  Skull Rock Pass 
Baldy (Summit) Millard County, UT 4.4 mi. N 8488  Notch Peak 
Miller Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 3.7 mi. E   Miller Cove 
Taylor Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.2 mi. E   Skull Rock Pass 
Brown Queen Mine (Mine) Millard County, UT 5.5 mi. N 7139  Notch Peak 
Painter Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 4.9 mi. NW 5574  Notch Peak 
Little Horse Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 6.5 mi. NE   Miller Cove 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus beckwithii  Torr. & 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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