Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 11840 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
ApocynaceaeApocynaceaeAsclepiadaceae  
Species Asclepias speciosa Torr.
Common name   showy milkweed
Collector(s)
D.M. Barnes   5288  
Coll. Date 17 July 2006 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Millard County
Locality House Range, W side of Sawtooth Mountain, riparian area 0.1 mile W of Painter Spring;
     Elev.: 5419 ft. (1652 m.)
Habitat Notes dolomite substrate. 
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° 11'  12.48" N, 113° 26'  31.73" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)

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: 11840d1.jpg specimen image: 11840s3.jpg specimen image: 11840c1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00649s3.jpg 
00649
specimen image: 02625s2.jpg 
02625
specimen image: 02778s2.jpg 
02778
specimen image: 02802s4.jpg 
02802
specimen image: 03823s2.jpg 
03823
specimen image: 05109s3.jpg 
05109
specimen image: 08146s2.jpg 
08146

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11830 Agrostis stolonifera      "creeping bentgrass" same section
11828 Aquilegia formosa      "western columbine" same section
16877 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 1068 ft. E
11827 Castilleja exilis     same section
11843 Celtis reticulata     same section
11841 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" same section
13224 Cirsium ownbeyi      "Ownbey's thistle" same section
11833 Cirsium ownbeyi      "Ownbey's thistle" same section
11832 Clematis ligusticifolia      "white virgins-bower" same section
11836 Epilobium hornemannii  var. hornemannii   "Hornemann's willowherb" same section
11829 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" same section
11842 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" same section
11835 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" same section
11831 Juncus ensifolius  var. ensifolius  same section
11834 Juncus ensifolius  var. montanus  same section
16879 Lycium andersonii      "Anderson's desert-thorn" 2526 ft. E
16878 Phacelia crenulata      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 2854 ft. E
11837 Platanthera sparsiflora      "sparse-flowered bog orchid" same section
11838 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" same section
11839 Verbascum thapsus      "common mullein" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Painter Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 476 ft. S 5574  Notch Peak 
Baldy (Summit) Millard County, UT 1.8 mi. E 8488  Notch Peak 
Pine Peak (Summit) Millard County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 9216  Notch Peak 
House Range (Range) Millard County, UT 3 mi. NE 6946  Notch Peak 
Notch Peak (Summit) Millard County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 9334  Notch Peak 
Sawtooth Mountain (Summit) Millard County, UT 3.4 mi. SE 8383  Notch Peak 
Marjum Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.2 mi. N   Marjum Pass 
Brown Queen Mine (Mine) Millard County, UT 3.8 mi. NE 7139  Notch Peak 
Amasa Valley (Valley) Millard County, UT 3.7 mi. E   Notch Peak 
The Hermits Cabin (Locale) Millard County, UT 4.7 mi. NE 5571  Notch Peak 
Klondike Mine (Mine) Millard County, UT 4 mi. SE 7064  Miller Cove 
Water Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4 mi. SE   Notch Peak 
Contact Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.1 mi. SE   Notch Peak 
Antelope Mountain (Summit) Millard County, UT 4.8 mi. NE 6703  Notch Peak 
Bird Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.7 mi. NE   Notch Peak 
Side Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.5 mi. SE   Miller Cove 
Hell'n Moriah Kitchen (Basin) Millard County, UT 5.6 mi. SE 7294  Hell'n Moriah Canyon 

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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