Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06133 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus newberryi A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. escalantinus Barneby
Common name   Escalante milkvetch
Donna M. Barnes   2137  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 17 May 2001 
United States
Kane County
Locality southern slopes of Early Weed Bench, vicinity of Early Weed Bench Trailhead, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument;
     Elev.: 5359 ft. (1634 m.)
Habitat Notes dry wash area. 
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° 31'  5" N, 111° 12'  51" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Astragalus newberryi var. escalantinus Barneby

Common Name(s): Escalante milkvetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192662, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06133s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02408s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11296s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12759s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16869c1.jpg 
specimen image: 16869b1.jpg 
specimen image: 16869a1.jpg 
specimen image: 16869s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06132 Astragalus malacoides      "Kaiparowits milkvetch" same section
06131 Coryphantha vivipara      "common foxtail cactus" same section
06136 Sclerocactus whipplei      "Whipple's fishhook cactus" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Early Weed Bench (Bench) Kane County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 5525  Egypt 
Cat Pasture (Flat) Kane County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 4885  Big Hollow Wash 
Peek-a-boo Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Egypt 
Spooky Gulch (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.6 mi. S   Egypt 
Brimstone Gulch (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.1 mi. S   Egypt 
Black Ridge (Ridge) Kane County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 5036  Basin Canyon 
Orins Well (Well) Kane County, UT 4.4 mi. S 4895  Big Hollow Wash 
Washboard (Area) Kane County, UT 4.1 mi. SW 4997  Basin Canyon 
Batty Pass (Gap) Kane County, UT 4.9 mi. S 4990  Big Hollow Wash 
Coyote Hole (Lake) Kane County, UT 5.1 mi. S 4748  Big Hollow Wash 
Big Hollow Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 5.3 mi. S 4643  Big Hollow Wash 
Allen Dump (Slope) Garfield County, UT 6.2 mi. N 5798  Sunset Flat 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus newberryi  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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