Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04059 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Polygala subspinosa S. Watson
Common name   spiny milkwort
J.G. Harris   2441  
   with D.V. Axford
Coll. Date 13 May 1992 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, along the road to Swazey's Leap, on the southern slopes of Mexican Mountain;
     Elev.: 5396 ft. (1645 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy 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° 58'  59" N, 110° 31'  14" W
Township Range T21S, R13E, Sec. 20  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Polygala subspinosa S. Wats.

Common Name(s): spiny milkwort, spiny polygala.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=29319, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Polygalales
                                Family: Polygalaceae
                                    Genus: Polygala
                                        Species: Polygala subspinosa


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.
04061 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" same section
04060 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. purpureum   "purple cushion wild buckwheat" same section
04062 Opuntia polyacantha  var. polyacantha   "hairspine pricklypear" same section
04034 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Indian Bench (Bench) Emery County, UT 1.9 mi. N 5364  Devils Hole 
Drowneded Hole Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. NW   Drowned Hole Draw 
Jackass Benches (Bench) Emery County, UT 2 mi. SE 5771  Drowned Hole Draw 
Drowned Hole (Basin) Emery County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 5962  Drowned Hole Draw 
Black Dragon Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 3 mi. S 6008  Drowned Hole Draw 
Black Box (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. NE   Devils Hole 
Mexican Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 6227  Mexican Mountain 
Swazys Leap (Cliff) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. E 4712  Spotted Wolf Canyon 
Leanhart Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. NW   Devils Hole 
Lockhart Box (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. NW   Devils Hole 
Lockhart Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. NW   Drowned Hole Draw 
Jackass Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. SW 6155  Drowned Hole Draw 
Lower Black Box (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. E   Spotted Wolf Canyon 
Rattlesnake Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. SW 6368  Drowned Hole Draw 
Sulphur Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. E 4334  Spotted Wolf Canyon 
Sulfur Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. E 4328  Spotted Wolf Canyon 
Rattlesnake Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 4.8 mi. S 6434  Drowned Hole Draw 
Wilson Hole (Basin) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. W 6047  Drowned Hole Draw 
White Horse Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.5 mi. NW   Devils Hole 
Mexican Bend (Bend) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. NE 4557  Mexican Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Polygala subspinosa  S. Watson

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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