Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10358 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Phacelia rafaelensis N.D. Atwood
Common name   plateau scorpionweed
D.M. Barnes   4300  
Coll. Date 26 April 2005 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Capitol Reef National Park, Notom Road, Oyster Shell Reef, W of road, ca 4.5 miles N of Burr Canyon.
     Elev.: 5390 ft. (1643 m.)
Habitat Notes deep clay-sand soil.6850 CARE-00246 
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° 54'  38" N, 111° 2'  43" 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):

     Phacelia rafaelensis Atwood

Common Name(s): plateau phacelia, plateau scorpion-weed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31584, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Hydrophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Phacelia
                                        Species: Phacelia rafaelensis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10358s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00114s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02017s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08316s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08377s3.jpg 
specimen image: 09999s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10109s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10225s3.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10357 Allium macropetalum      "large-flowered wild onion" same section
10360 Astragalus malacoides      "Kaiparowits milkvetch" same section
10359 Astragalus mollissimus  var. thompsoniae   "Thompson's woolly milkvetch" same section
10356 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" same section
10361 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. arizonica   "Arizona four-nerve daisy" 40 ft. N
10355 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" same section
10354 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Oyster Shell Reef (Bar) Garfield County, UT 2941 ft. S 5286  Bitter Creek Divide 
Bitter Spring Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 1.6 mi. SE   Bitter Creek Divide 
Strike Valley Overlook (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. S 5988  Bitter Creek Divide 
Peak-a-boo Rock (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. S 6224  Wagon Box Mesa 
Swap Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. SE   Cave Flat 
Bitter Creek Divide (Ridge) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. N 5676  Bitter Creek Divide 
Bitter Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. N   Bitter Creek Divide 
Burr Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. S   Wagon Box Mesa 
Divide Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.6 mi. N   Cave Flat 
Onion Flats Seep (Spring) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. NW 6549  Bitter Creek Divide 
Creek Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. SE   Bitter Creek Divide 
Swap Mesa (Summit) Garfield County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 5561  Cave Flat 
Studhorse Peaks (Summit) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. SW 6943  Wagon Box Mesa 
The Post (Locale) Garfield County, UT 6.3 mi. SE 4981  The Post 


Taxon Links for species Phacelia rafaelensis  N.D. Atwood

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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