Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 02778 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
ApocynaceaeApocynaceaeAsclepiadaceae  
Species Asclepias speciosa Torr.
Common name   showy milkweed
Collector(s)
J. West   s.n.  
Coll. Date 14 June 1992 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Utah
Locality 1600 N and Freeway entrance in Orem.
    
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 40° 18'  40" N, 111° 42'  39" W
Township Range T6S, R2E, Sec. 10 NW 1/4  
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).

Taxonomy


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

     Asclepias speciosa Torr.

     Asclepias giffordii Eastw.

Common Name(s): showy milkweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30304, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Gentianales
                                Family: Asclepiadaceae
                                    Genus: Asclepias
                                        Species: Asclepias speciosa
                                                                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02778s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00649s3.jpg 
00649
specimen image: 02625s2.jpg 
02625
specimen image: 02802s4.jpg 
02802
specimen image: 03823s2.jpg 
03823
specimen image: 05109s2.jpg 
05109
specimen image: 08146s2.jpg 
08146
specimen image: 11840c1.jpg 
11840
specimen image: 11840s3.jpg 
11840
specimen image: 11840d1.jpg 
11840

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15260 Ailanthus altissima      "tree of heaven" 1.9 mi. S
15248 Ailanthus altissima      "tree of heaven" 1.5 mi. SE
02788 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "white Colorado columbine" same section
02781 Campanula rapunculoides      "rampion bellflower" same section
02780 Nasturtium officinale      "watercress" same section
02782 Solidago lepida  var. salebrosa   "Mountains Canada goldenrod" same section
02779 Veronica anagallis-aquatica      "water speedwell" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Orem Junior High School (School) Utah County, UT 227 ft. S 4744  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1447 ft. W 4731  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1890 ft. SE 4754  Orem 
Orem Station (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1723 ft. E 4757  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2347 ft. N 4751  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2020 ft. SW 4731  Orem 
Geneva School (School) Utah County, UT 2751 ft. S 4744  Orem 
Orem Community Hospital (Hospital) Utah County, UT 2526 ft. SE 4757  Orem 
Bonneville School (School) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. N 4741  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. N 4731  Orem 
Suncrest School (School) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. S 4744  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. S 4741  Orem 
Riverside Plaza (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 4771  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S 4748  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S 4731  Orem 
Mountain View High School (School) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S 4744  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 4708  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S 4754  Orem 
Provo Bench (Bench) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 4764  Orem 
Sharon School (School) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 4777  Orem 

Links

Taxon Links for species Asclepias speciosa  Torr.

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Asclepias+speciosa

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