Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11044 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Grayia spinosa (Hook.) Moq.
Common name   spiny hopsage
J.G. Harris   3927  
Coll. Date 25 June 2005 
United States
Juab County
Locality Deep Creek Mountains, Indian Farm Creek Canyon;
     Elev.: 5822 ft. (1775 m.)
Habitat Notes granite cliffs & ledges. 
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 39° 50'  37" N, 113° 49'  38" 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):

     Grayia spinosa (Hook.) Moq.

     Atriplex grayi Collotzi ex W.A. Weber
     Atriplex spinosa (Hook.) Collotzi

Common Name(s): spiny hopsage.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20690, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Grayia
                                        Species: Grayia spinosa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11044s1.jpg specimen image: 11044f1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00435s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02517s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02655s3.jpg 
specimen image: 02823s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06212s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10370s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11191 Achillea millefolium      "common yarrow" 1.5 mi. N
10998 Astragalus beckwithii  var. purpureus   "Beckwith's milkvetch" 2121 ft. W
10997 Astragalus calycosus  var. calycosus   "Torrey's milkvetch" 2121 ft. W
10999 Bassia americana      "green molly" 2121 ft. W
11001 Calochortus bruneaunis      "Bruneau mariposa lily" 2121 ft. W
11008 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" 2121 ft. W
11005 Cirsium subniveum      "snowy thistle" 2121 ft. W
10996 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" 2121 ft. W
11045 Eriogonum microthecum  var. laxiflorum   "Great Basin wild buckwheat" same section
11046 Glossopetalon spinescens  var. microphyllum   "spiny greasebush" same section
11192 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" 1.5 mi. N
11004 Leymus cinereus      "Great Basin wildrye" 2121 ft. W
10994 Mimulus floribundus      "many-flowered monkeyflower" 2121 ft. W
11190 Nicotiana attenuata      "coyote tobacco" 1.5 mi. N
11000 Perityle stansburyi      "Stansbury's rockdaisy" 2121 ft. W
11003 Philadelphus microphyllus      "little-leaf mock orange" 2121 ft. W
11006 Purshia mexicana      "Mexico cliffrose" 2121 ft. W
11007 Rhus aromatica  var. trilobata   "skunkbush sumac" 2121 ft. W
11172 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 2121 ft. W
11002 Sambucus caerulea     2121 ft. W
10993 Silene antirrhina      "sleepy silene" 2121 ft. W
10995 Yucca harrimaniae  var. gilbertiana   "Spanish bayonet" 2121 ft. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Kent Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. E 5154  Indian Farm Creek 
Dell Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. NE   Indian Farm Creek 
Indian Squaw Rock (Pillar) Juab County, UT 3.2 mi. N 7628  Goshute Canyon 
Middle Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Goshute Canyon 
Big Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Goshute 
CCC Campground (Locale) Juab County, UT 3 mi. E 4807  Indian Farm Creek 
Falkenberg Ranch (Locale) Juab County, UT 3.9 mi. S 5456  Indian Farm Creek 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.5 mi. S   Ibapah Peak 
Scotts Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 4.1 mi. NW 7664  Goshute 
Goshute Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4.6 mi. N   Goshute 
North Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.3 mi. N   Goshute 
Snake Valley (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.1 mi. E   Mormon Gap 
Snake Valley (Basin) White Pine County, NV 4.1 mi. E 4692  Baker 
Haystack Peak (Summit) Juab County, UT 4.1 mi. W 11903  Ibapah Peak 
Rock Springs (Spring) Tooele County, UT 5.3 mi. N 5243  Goshute Canyon 
Oro del Rey Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 5.5 mi. N 8701  Goshute Canyon 
The Meadows (Flat) Juab County, UT 4.9 mi. NW 9206  Goshute 
Chimney Rock (Pillar) Juab County, UT 5.1 mi. NW 8531  Goshute 
Rocky Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 6 mi. NW 10670  Goshute 


Taxon Links for species Grayia spinosa  (Hook.) Moq.

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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