Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02646 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Gaura coccinea Nutt. ex Pursh
Common name   scarlet beeblossom
Troy J. Worthington   s.n.  
Coll. Date 10 May 1997 
United States
Locality SW base of Red Bluff & Bloomington Hill, W of Bloomington;
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° 3'  44" N, 113° 40'  11" W
Township Range T43S, R16W, Sec. 8  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).
Voucher Voucher of taxa associated with Arctomecon humilis, R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper 
Specimen Notes Arctomecon humilis study site. 


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

     Gaura coccinea Nutt. ex Pursh

     Gaura coccinea var. arizonica Munz
     Gaura coccinea var. epilobioides (Kunth) Munz
     Gaura coccinea var. glabra (Lehm.) Munz
     Gaura coccinea var. parvifolia (Torr.) Rickett
     Gaura coccinea var. typica Munz
     Gaura glabra Lehm.
     Gaura odorata Sessť ex Lag.

Common Name(s): scarlet beeblossom, scarlet gaura, Scarlet guara.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=27646, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Myrtales
                                Family: Onagraceae
                                    Genus: Gaura
                                        Species: Gaura coccinea


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.
02662 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
03764 Baileya pleniradiata      "woolly desert-marigold" 2 mi. S
02650 Camissonia parryi      "Parry's suncup" same section
02643 Delphinium parishii  var. parishii   "Parish's larkspur" same section
03765 Eriogonum inflatum  var. inflatum   "desert trumpet" 2 mi. S
00161 Gaillardia pinnatifida      "Hopi blanketflower" 1994 ft. NW
03763 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 2 mi. S
02663 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" same section
02649 Langloisia setosissima      "Great Basin langloisia" same section
02660 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" same section
02647 Mirabilis bigelovii      "Bigelow's desert four o'clock" same section
02648 Phacelia pulchella  var. pulchella   "beautiful scorpionweed" same section
02661 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" same section
02645 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" same section
02644 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1 mi. W   Jarvis Peak 
Red Bluff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. E 3255  White Hills 
The Gap (Gap) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NE 2923  White Hills 
Val Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. S   White Hills 
Stucki Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. N 3064  White Hills 
Curley Hollow Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. W 3225  White Hills 
Big Round Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. S 2444  White Hills 
West Mountain Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3 mi. S   Jarvis Peak 
First Narrows (Gap) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. S 2497  White Hills 
Curly Hollow Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Atkinville Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SE   Saint George 
Little Round Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 2464  White Hills 
Box Canyon Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N   White Hills 
Box Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N   White Hills 
Boomer Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N 3691  White Hills 
Atkinville (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. SE 2503  White Hills 
Bloomington Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. E 2700  Saint George 
White Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. NW 3566  White Hills 
Starvation Point (Cape) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. S 2927  White Hills 
Cove Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. NE   White Hills 


Taxon Links for species Gaura coccinea  Nutt. ex 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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