Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09616 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Oxytropis lambertii Pursh
Infraspecific    var. bigelovii A. Gray
Common name   purple locoweed
D.M. Barnes   4002  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 01 June 2004 
United States
Wayne County
Locality Capitol Reef National Park, dirt road to Cathedral Valley Overlook, ca 3 miles NW of park boundary.
     Elev.: 6704 ft. (2044 m.)
Habitat Notes pinyon-juniper community. 
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° 28'  7" N, 111° 20'  27" W
UTM 12 4257865N  470267E 
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.
Specimen Notes Catalog: CARE-3309; Accession : CARE-000239 


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

     Oxytropis lambertii var. bigelovii Gray

     Oxytropis lambertii ssp. bigelovii (Gray) W.A. Weber
     Oxytropis patens (Rydb.) A. Nels.

Common Name(s): purple locoweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=531515, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Oxytropis
                                        Species: Oxytropis lambertii
                                            Variety: Oxytropis lambertii var. bigelovii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09616s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02362s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08501s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09189s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12363s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13478s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09614 Erigeron compactus  var. consimilis   "San Rafael cushion-daisy" same section
09619 Lupinus argenteus  var. argentatus   "silvery lupine" same section
09618 Machaeranthera tanacetifolia      "tanseyleaf tansy aster" same section
09617 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" same section
09574 Penstemon ophianthus      "twisted-anther beardtongue" 1 mi. E
09615 Platyschkuhria integrifolia  var. desertorum   "desert basin-daisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Collins Creek (Stream) Piute County, UT 2110 ft. SW   Marysvale Peak 
Bullberry Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 1.2 mi. S   Flat Top 
Cathedral Valley View Area (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 6890  Cathedral Mountain 
South Desert Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 1.3 mi. W 6933  Cathedral Mountain 
Needle Mountain (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1.7 mi. N 6352  Cathedral Mountain 
Cathedral Valley (Area) Wayne County, UT 1.7 mi. N 6401  Cathedral Mountain 
Lake Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Flat Top 
Cathedral Mountain (Summit) Wayne County, UT 2.2 mi. NW 6693  Cathedral Mountain 
Acklin Peak (Summit) Wayne County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 6044  Cathedral Mountain 
Gypsum Sinkhole (Basin) Wayne County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 5968  Cathedral Mountain 
Pierce Draw (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.6 mi. E   Cathedral Mountain 
Ring Water Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 5935  Cathedral Mountain 
Paradise Draw (Valley) Wayne County, UT 4.2 mi. S   Flat Top 
Paradise Flats (Flat) Wayne County, UT 4.6 mi. S 7320  Cathedral Mountain 
Jones Bench (Bench) Sevier County, UT 4.7 mi. N 7094  Solomons Temple 
Bullberry Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 3.9 mi. W 8360  Flat Top 
Rock Springs Bench (Bench) Sevier County, UT 4.9 mi. N 6129  Solomons Temple 
McDonld Basin (Basin) Wayne County, UT 4.1 mi. W 8088  Flat Top 
Water Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 5.1 mi. S   Flat Top 
Pine Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 4.4 mi. W 8678  Flat Top 


Taxon Links for species Oxytropis lambertii  Pursh

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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