Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10191 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Salvia columbariae Benth.
Common name   chia
Donna M. Barnes   4243  
Coll. Date 19 April 2005 
United States
Washington County
Locality road to Motoqua Road from Eardley Road, [Beaver Dam Mountains, Reber Wash, along dirt road ca. 2.4 road miles N of Lytle Ranch Road (Eardley Road)];
     Elev.: 3942 ft. (1202 m.)
Habitat Notes desert shrub community; gravelly soil, 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° 7'  30" N, 113° 56'  53" W
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.


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

     Salvia columbariae Benth.

Common Name(s): chia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=32707, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Lamiaceae
                                    Genus: Salvia
                                        Species: Salvia columbariae


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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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.
15455 Ambrosia salsola  var. salsola   "burrobush" 1.6 mi. S
15456 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 1.6 mi. S
15454 Eriogonum inflatum  var. inflatum   "desert trumpet" 1.6 mi. S
10192 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
10189 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" same section
10188 Rafinesquia neomexicana      "desert chicory" same section
10193 Rumex hymenosepalus      "canaigre dock" same section
15453 Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia      "gooseberry-leaf globemallow" 1.6 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Reber Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2960 ft. E 4242  Castle Cliff 
Sam Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. E 4685  West Mountain Peak 
Crazy Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 4580  West Mountain Peak 
Middle Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 4728  Castle Cliff 
Indian Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. NE 5181  West Mountain Peak 
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SE 4544  Castle Cliff 
Badger Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. N 4479  West Mountain Peak 
Grapevine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. E 5735  West Mountain Peak 
Beaver Dam Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. NE 6998  West Mountain Peak 
West Mountain Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. NE 7507  West Mountain Peak 
Indian Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. W   West Mountain Peak 
Little Bull Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. W   Scarecrow Peak 
Reber Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. W   Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Catclaw Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.7 mi. NW   Scarecrow Peak 
Burgess Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. SW   Castle Cliff 
Snow Spring Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 4.9 mi. SW   Scarecrow Peak 
Snow Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. SW 2562  Terry Benches 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. SE 3862  Castle Cliff 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. NW   West Mountain Peak 


Taxon Links for species Salvia columbariae  Benth.

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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