ASU : Plants
Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium
Catalog #: ASU0098721
Secondary Catalog #: 284276
Taxon: Pediomelum retrorsum Rydb.
Family: Fabaceae
Collector: Marc A. Baker   17349   
Date: 2011-05-22
Additional Collectors: with Michelle Cloud-Hughes, Ann Howald & Chloe Scott
Locality: USA, Nevada, Clark, 12.5km west of Potosí Mountain, 47km west of central Las Vegas, lower bajada on west slope of the Spring Mountains
35.976138  -115.62718
Verbatim Coordinates: UTM 11 623770E 3982173N NAD83
Elevation: 1175 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 3850ft
Habitat: Larrea tridentata/ Ambrosia dumosa scrub
Associated Species: Acamptopappus shockleyi, Achnatherum hymenoides, Encelia virginensis, Ephedra nevadensis, Krameria erecta, Krascheninnikovia lanata, Lycium andersonii, Menodora spinescens, Opuntia basilaris, Sphaeralcea ambigua, Yucca brevifolia, Yucca schidigera
Description: Perennial herb with gray-green leaves that lie dorsi-ventrally on soil surface; individuals locally numerous: mostly past flowering; herbage, especially inflorescence with strong pungent metallic odor; pulp of tuber starchy, bland, with very little afterlaste; banner white, wings blue-purple, keel dull purple-green; photos.
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Record Id: 0a30be14-1541-4224-9500-dcd55240f1ad
Occurrence ID (GUID): 0a30be14-1541-4224-9500-dcd55240f1ad
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