Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11323 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Artemisia bigelovii A. Gray
Common name   Bigelow's sagebrush
Donna M. Barnes   4822  
Coll. Date 24 August 2005 
United States
San Juan
Locality southern slopes of Cedar Mesa, S of Muley Point, second shelf area below the top of the mesa, along Johns Canyon Road (County Highway 244), ca. 7.6 road miles W of Utah Highway 316;
     Elev.: 5283 ft. (1611 m.)
Habitat Notes desert shrub community; rocky-sandy soil. 
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° 13'  32" N, 109° 59'  58" 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):

     Artemisia bigelovii Gray

Common Name(s): Bigelow sage, Bigelow sagebrush, Bigelow's sagebrush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=35452, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11323s7.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03225s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07578s4.jpg 
specimen image: 09205s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10122s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15866 Ceanothus greggii  var. franklinii   "desert ceanothus" 1.3 mi. NW
10866 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" same section
10865 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. junceus   "rush rubber rabbitbrush" same section
10868 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 1.3 mi. W
10870 Eriogonum wetherillii      "Wetherill's wild buckwheat" 1.3 mi. W
10864 Krascheninnikovia lanata  var. lanata   "winterfat" same section
15865 Lomatium parryi      "Parry's desert parsley" 1.3 mi. NW
10867 Oenothera albicaulis      "prairie evening primrose" 1.3 mi. W
10862 Polygala acanthoclada  var. intricata   "Intermountain milkwort" same section
10871 Tiquilia latior      "matted crinklemat" 1.3 mi. W
10863 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
Muley Point (Cliff) San Juan County, UT 2940 ft. NE 6263  The Goosenecks 
Muley Point Overlook (Locale) San Juan County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 6349  The Goosenecks 
Ross Rapids (Rapids) San Juan County, UT 0.8 mi. W 3881  Goulding NE 
Cedar Point (Cliff) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. E 6083  The Goosenecks 
Honaker Trail (Trail) San Juan County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 5210  The Goosenecks 
Moki Dugway Overlook (Locale) San Juan County, UT 4.7 mi. NE 6418  Cedar Mesa South 
Moki Dugway (Locale) San Juan County, UT 4.7 mi. NE 6309  Cedar Mesa South 
Raplees Stone House (Locale) San Juan County, UT 4.3 mi. E 4997  The Goosenecks 
Johns Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 4.3 mi. W   Cedar Mesa South 
Moki Dugway (Slope) San Juan County, UT 4.7 mi. NE 5968  Cedar Mesa South 
Point Lookout (Cape) San Juan County, UT 5.4 mi. N 6152  Slickhorn Canyon East 
Lees Ranch (Locale) San Juan County, UT 4.9 mi. NE 5286  Cedar Mesa South 
Goosenecks State Park (Park) San Juan County, UT 5.2 mi. SE 4990  The Goosenecks 
Goosenecks of the San Juan River State Park (Park) San Juan County, UT 5.4 mi. SE 4738  The Goosenecks 
The Goosenecks (Bend) San Juan County, UT 5.4 mi. SE 4738  The Goosenecks 


Taxon Links for species Artemisia bigelovii  A. Gray

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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