Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11687 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Sarcocornia utahensis (Tidestr.) A.J. Scott
Common name   Utah swampfire
D.M. Barnes   5134  
Coll. Date 08 June 2006 
United States
Elko County
Locality Pilot Range, salt flats S of Miners Canyon;
     Elev.: 4319 ft. (1317 m.)
Habitat Notes specimen originally labeled as "Tooele County" 
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° 55'  2.2" N, 114° 4'  41.9" 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.
Specimen Notes specimen notes labeled "Tooele County" 


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

     Sarcocornia utahensis (Tidestrom) A.J. Scott

     Salicornia utahensis Tidestrom
     Sarcocornia pacifica var. utahensis (Tidestrom) Munz

Common Name(s): Utah swampfire.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=505013, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11687s1.jpg specimen image: 11687d1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03941s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11682 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" 1.2 mi. W
11686 Atriplex gardneri  var. utahensis   "Utah saltbush" 1.2 mi. W
11680 Bassia americana      "green molly" 1.2 mi. W
11688 Distichlis spicata      "saltgrass" same section
11677 Elymus elymoides  subsp. elymoides   "common squirreltail" 1.2 mi. W
11678 Halogeton glomeratus      "saltlover" 1.2 mi. W
11681 Lepidium montanum  var. montanum   "mountain pepperwort" 1.2 mi. W
11684 Loeseliastrum depressum      "depressed ipomopsis" 1.2 mi. W
11683 Stanleya pinnata  var. pinnata   "desert princesplume" 1.2 mi. W
11679 Tetradymia spinosa      "shortspine horsebrush" 1.2 mi. W
11685 Townsendia jonesii  var. jonesii   "Jones' Townsend-daisy" 1.2 mi. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Salt Spring (Spring) Elko County, NV 767 ft. NE 4278  Miners Canyon 
Little Salt Spring (Spring) Elko County, NV 2 mi. S 4282  Miners Canyon 
Pilot Creek Valley (Valley) Elko County, NV 2.7 mi. S   Pilot Peak NW 
Window Rock (Pillar) Elko County, NV 2.4 mi. W 4813  Miners Canyon 
Leppy Reservoir (Reservoir) Elko County, NV 3.4 mi. S 4311  Leppy Peak 
Miners Canyon (Valley) Elko County, NV 3.8 mi. N   Miners Canyon 
Halls Meadow (Flat) Tooele County, UT 4.2 mi. NE 4259  Miners Canyon 
Miners Spring (Spring) Elko County, NV 5.3 mi. N 6408  Miners Canyon 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 5.5 mi. NE 5036  Miners Canyon 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Elko County, NV 5.6 mi. N   Pilot Peak 


Taxon Links for species Sarcocornia utahensis  (Tidestr.) A.J. Scott

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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