Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08907 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Astragalus nuttallianus DC.
Infraspecific    var. imperfectus (Rydb.) Barneby
Common name   Mojave small-flowered milkvetch
Donna M. Barnes   3218  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 30 April 2003 
United States
Washington County
Locality Quail Creek, Red Cliffs Recreation Area, Frontage Rd, S to Harrisburg from I-15 Leeds Exit;
Habitat Notes sandy soil; upland from riparian 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° 13'  29" N, 113° 24'  21" W
Township Range T41S, R14W, Sec. 15  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Astragalus nuttallianus var. imperfectus (Rydb.) Barneby

Common Name(s): turkey peas, turkeypeas.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192668, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08907s1.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.
08912 Amsinckia intermedia     same section
04192 Amsinckia tessellata      "bristly fiddleneck" 1.4 mi. W
08390 Anemopsis californica      "yerba mansa" 885 ft. SW
03019 Astragalus ampullarioides     1.1 mi. NW
12542 Astragalus lentiginosus      "freckled milkvetch" same section
14243 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1 mi. S
14242 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1 mi. S
05271 Baccharis sergiloides      "desert seep-willow" 129 ft. NE
05272 Brickellia longifolia      "long-leaf brickellbush" 1831 ft. NE
08906 Brickellia longifolia      "long-leaf brickellbush" same section
08918 Bromus diandrus      "great brome" same section
15266 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1.5 mi. SW
05699 Chrysothamnus paniculatus      "Mojave rabbitbrush" 1831 ft. NE
08913 Croton californicus      "California croton" same section
12535 Croton californicus      "California croton" 1200 ft. SW
14244 Croton californicus      "California croton" 1 mi. S
08914 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" same section
15422 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" 1.4 mi. SW
08908 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" same section
08911 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" same section
08910 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" same section
15421 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1.4 mi. SW
14241 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1 mi. S
15265 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 1.5 mi. SW
15419 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 1.4 mi. SW
04197 Lotus humistratus      "foothill deervetch" 1.4 mi. W
04198 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" 1.4 mi. W
04199 Mirabilis multiflora      "Colorado four o'clock" 1.4 mi. W
05273 Morus alba      "white mulberry" 1.4 mi. SW
04195 Nama demissum      "purplemat" 1.4 mi. W
05728 Opuntia echinocarpa     1.3 mi. S
05718 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. discata  1.3 mi. S
08921 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. major  same section
04196 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" 1.4 mi. W
03009 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" 1.1 mi. NW
08905 Phacelia cryptantha      "hidden-flower scorpionweed" same section
04200 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.4 mi. W
05686 Pluchea sericea      "arrow weed" 129 ft. NE
08755 Pluchea sericea      "arrow weed" same section
15264 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" 1.5 mi. SW
15420 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" 1.4 mi. SW
05698 Prosopis odorata     129 ft. NE
08915 Rafinesquia californica      "California chicory" same section
14527 Thymophylla acerosa      "prickly-leaf dogweed" same section
08917 Triticum aestivum      "cultivated wheat" same section
08919 Yucca utahensis      "Utah narrow-leaf yucca" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Water Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 127 ft. SW   Signal Peak 
Red Cliffs Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 322 ft. NE 3265  Harrisburg Junction 
Red Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1335 ft. NE 3232  Harrisburg Junction 
Dicks Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. NE   Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. SE   Signal Peak 
Harrisburg Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. S 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 3009  Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. E 3356  Harrisburg Junction 
Cobb Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 3645  Harrisburg Junction 
White Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 3566  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. S 3166  Harrisburg Junction 
Milltown (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 3671  Signal Peak 
Big Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 2 mi. W   Signal Peak 
Little Purgatory (Area) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 3340  Hurricane 
Leeds Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. E 3416  Hurricane 
Big Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 3642  Hurricane 
Danish Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. N 4226  Signal Peak 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. S   Harrisburg Junction 
Yankee Doodle Hollow Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Signal Peak 
Yankee Doodle Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Signal Peak 


Taxon Links for species Astragalus nuttallianus  DC.

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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