Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10839 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Erigeron melanocephalus (A. Nelson) A. Nelson
Common name   blackhead fleabane
Donna M. Barnes   4752  
Coll. Date 02 August 2005 
United States
San Juan County
Locality Dark Canyon, [La Sal Mountains, base of N slope of Mount Peale];
     Elev.: 10712 ft. (3266 m.)
Habitat Notes base of diorite boulder slope, near icy snow-melt stream, saturated soils. 
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° 26'  59" N, 109° 13'  25" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Erigeron melanocephalus (A. Nels.) A. Nels.

     Erigeron uniflorus var. melanocephalus A. Nels.

Common Name(s): blackhead fleabane.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=35900, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Erigeron
                                        Species: Erigeron melanocephalus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10839s2.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10813 Allium geyeri  var. geyeri   "Geyer's wild onion" same section
10824 Aquilegia elegantula      "western red columbine" 2523 ft. NW
06643 Aquilegia elegantula      "western red columbine" 1.3 mi. NW
10817 Arnica x diversifolia  hybrid [amplexicaulis or mollis x cordifolia or latifolia]   "hybrid arnica" same section
10827 Carex bella      "southwestern showy sedge" 2523 ft. NW
10818 Carex heteroneura  var. chalciolepis   "Holm sedge" same section
10809 Carex scirpoidea  var. pseudoscirpoidea  same section
10810 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" same section
10838 Draba crassifolia      "thick-leaf whitlow-cress" same section
10837 Draba spectabilis  var. spectabilis   "showy whitlow-cress" same section
10840 Erigeron elatior      "tall fleabane" same section
10808 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" same section
10826 Luzula parviflora      "smallflowered woodrush" 2523 ft. NW
10836 Luzula spicata      "spiked woodrush" same section
10814 Minuartia obtusiloba      "alpine sandwort" same section
10835 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" same section
10823 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" same section
10822 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" same section
10828 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  2523 ft. NW
10820 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" same section
10841 Ranunculus alismifolius  var. montanus   "waterplantain buttercup" same section
10815 Saxifraga rhomboidea      "diamond-leaf saxifrage" same section
10821 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" same section
10819 Silene acaulis  var. subacaulescens   "moss catchfly" same section
10825 Thermopsis montana      "mountain goldenbanner" 2523 ft. NW
10811 Trifolium dasyphyllum  var. uintense  same section
10812 Trifolium parryi      "Parry's clover" same section
10816 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mount Peale (Summit) San Juan County, UT 0.8 mi. S 12661  Mount Peale 
Mount Mellenthin (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1.1 mi. N 12592  Mount Peale 
La Sal Mountains (Range) San Juan County, UT 1 mi. W 11667  Mount Peale 
Dark Canyon Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 1.5 mi. E 9951  Mount Peale 
Blue Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. NE 10063  Mount Peale 
Beaver Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 2 mi. S 9797  Mount Peale 
Geyser Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 2.6 mi. N 10532  Mount Peale 
Mount Tukuhnikivatz (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. W 12468  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Gold Basin Tower (Tower) San Juan County, UT 2.2 mi. W 10004  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
La Sal Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 10132  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Medicine Lakes (Lake) San Juan County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 9978  Mount Peale 
Gold Basin (Basin) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. NW 10066  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Burro Pass (Gap) Grand County, UT 3.7 mi. N 11175  Mount Waas 
Haystack Mountain (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.6 mi. N 11621  Mount Peale 
Dark Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.2 mi. NE   Mount Peale 
Mount Tomasaki (Summit) Grand County, UT 3.8 mi. N 12097  Mount Waas 
Clark Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 3.6 mi. N 9403  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
LaSal Pass Mine (Mine) San Juan County, UT 3.2 mi. W 9013  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
South Mountain (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.9 mi. SW 11723  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Manns Peak (Summit) Grand County, UT 4.5 mi. N 12153  Mount Waas 


Taxon Links for species Erigeron melanocephalus  (A. Nelson) A. Nelson

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

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