Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06785 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus spatulatus Sheldon
Common name   tufted milkvetch
Donna M. Barnes   2185  
   with K. Barnes, M. Barnes
Coll. Date 15 May 2002 
United States
Uintah County
Locality Highway 45, ca 5 miles S of Naples, 0.5 miles N of Green River, W side of highway
     Elev.: 4977 ft. (1517 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy 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 40° 19'  N, 109° 29'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Astragalus spatulatus Sheldon

     Astragalus caespitosus (Nutt.) Gray
     Astragalus spatulatus var. uniflorus (Rydb.) Barneby
     Homalobus caespitosus Nutt.
     Orophaca caespitosa (Nutt.) Britt.

Common Name(s): tufted milkvetch, tufted milk-vetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25687, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06785s1.jpg

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.
06780 Allium textile      "textile wild onion" same section
10427 Astragalus duchesnensis      "Duchesne milkvetch" 2.2 mi. N
10414 Astragalus mollissimus  var. thompsoniae   "Thompson's woolly milkvetch" 2.2 mi. N
06778 Boechera pulchra  var. pallens  same section
06775 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" same section
06784 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  same section
06782 Cryptantha breviflora      "Uinta Basin cat's eye" same section
06783 Cymopterus acaulis  var. acaulis   "plains spring parsley" same section
06779 Lepidium montanum  var. jonesii   "Jones' pepperwort" same section
06777 Lupinus pusillus  var. pusillus   "rusty lupine" same section
06774 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" same section
06776 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
06781 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Davis School (School) Uintah County, UT 2.1 mi. N 5164  Rasmussen Hollow 
Collier Draw (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.3 mi. W   Vernal SE 
Bonanza RV and Mobile Home Campground (Locale) Uintah County, UT 3.4 mi. N 5276  Rasmussen Hollow 
Collier Hole (Bend) Uintah County, UT 2.9 mi. SW 4744  Vernal SE 
Collier Pass (Gap) Uintah County, UT 3.1 mi. NW 5706  Vernal SE 
Ashley Valley (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.7 mi. N   Vernal SE 
Horseshoe Bend (Bend) Uintah County, UT 4 mi. SW 4938  Vernal SE 
Baser Wash (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.3 mi. S   Red Wash 
Cement Reservoir (Reservoir) Uintah County, UT 3.4 mi. W 5072  Vernal SE 
McCoy Knolls (Summit) Uintah County, UT 3.9 mi. W 5269  Vernal SE 
Walker Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.2 mi. E   Jensen 
Spring Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.2 mi. E   Jensen 
McCoy Flat (Flat) Uintah County, UT 4.2 mi. W 5325  Vernal SE 
Jehovahs Witnesses Vernal Congregation (Church) Uintah County, UT 5.5 mi. N 5210  Naples 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Uintah County, UT 5.5 mi. N 5207  Naples 
Horseshoe Bend Oil Field (Oilfield) Uintah County, UT 5.9 mi. SW 5004  Brennan Basin 
Mantle Gulch (Valley) Uintah County, UT 5.7 mi. NE   Vernal SE 
Asphalt Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 5.9 mi. NW 6109  Vernal NE 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus spatulatus  Sheldon

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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