Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12215 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Artemisia michauxiana Besser
Common name   Michaux's wormwood
J.G. Harris   4253  
Coll. Date 03 July 2006 
United States
White Pine County
Locality Schell Creek Mountains, slopes between North Fork Berry Creek and South Schell Peak, ca 1 km due NW of South Schell Peak.
     Elev.: 10102 ft. (3080 m.)
Habitat Notes quartzite scree, limber pine community. 
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° 20'  34" N, 114° 36'  24" 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 michauxiana Bess.

     Artemisia vulgaris ssp. michauxiana (Bess.) St. John

Common Name(s): Michaux sagebrush, Michaux's sagewort, Michaux's wormwood.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=35479, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12215s1.jpg specimen image: 12215a1.jpg specimen image: 12215b1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 09175s2.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12201 Aconitum columbianum      "western monkshood" 1.2 mi. E
12211 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" same section
12222 Antennaria corymbosa      "flat-top pussytoes" 2992 ft. SW
12208 Aquilegia coerulea      "Colorado columbine" same section
12198 Aquilegia formosa      "western columbine" 1.2 mi. E
12220 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" 2992 ft. SW
12213 Boechera lemmonii     same section
12203 Cardamine breweri  var. breweri   "Brewer's bittercress" 1.2 mi. E
12205 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" 1.2 mi. E
12242 Carex phaeocephala      "dunhead sedge" 2992 ft. SW
12224 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" 2992 ft. SW
12235 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 2992 ft. SW
12225 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 2992 ft. SW
12217 Draba densifolia      "dense-leaf whitlow-cress" 2992 ft. SW
12238 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 2992 ft. SW
12207 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" same section
12237 Draba pennellii      "Pennell's whitlow-cress" 2992 ft. SW
12236 Draba pennellii      "Pennell's whitlow-cress" 2992 ft. SW
12200 Epilobium glaberrimum      "glaucus willowherb" 1.2 mi. E
12231 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" 2992 ft. SW
12230 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 2992 ft. SW
12234 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. nivale   "alpine cushion wild buckwheat" 2992 ft. SW
12210 Geum rossii      "Ross' avens" same section
12199 Habenaria dilatata  var. leucostachys   "Sierra bog orchid" 1.2 mi. E
12212 Heuchera parvifolia      "little-leaf alumroot" same section
12206 Lewisia pygmaea      "dwarf lewisia" 1.2 mi. E
12226 Lychnis drummondii     2992 ft. SW
12204 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 1.2 mi. E
12233 Minuartia obtusiloba      "alpine sandwort" 2992 ft. SW
12209 Phacelia sericea  var. ciliosa  same section
12219 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" 2992 ft. SW
12243 Poa glaucifolia      "waxy-leaved bluegrass" 2992 ft. SW
12218 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  2992 ft. SW
12223 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 2992 ft. SW
12221 Potentilla concinna      "elegant cinquefoil" 2992 ft. SW
12228 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 2992 ft. SW
12214 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" same section
12227 Selaginella watsonii      "Watson's spikemoss" 2992 ft. SW
12229 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" 2992 ft. SW
12216 Smelowskia calycina  var. americana   "American false candytuft" 2992 ft. SW
12232 Stellaria longipes  var. longipes   "meadow starwort" 2992 ft. SW
12202 Veratrum californicum      "California false hellebore" 1.2 mi. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
South Schell Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 0.6 mi. SE 11726  South Schell Peak 
Taft Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 1 mi. NE 11693  South Schell Peak 
Doe Canyon (Valley) White Pine County, NV 1.6 mi. W   South Schell Peak 
Berry Creek Campground (Locale) White Pine County, NV 2 mi. W 8258  Cleve Creek Baldy 
North Fork Berry Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 2.2 mi. W   South Schell Peak 
Ostergard Canyon (Valley) White Pine County, NV 2.4 mi. W   North Schell Peak 
Brennen Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 2.8 mi. W 8514  Cleve Creek Baldy 
Providence Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 3.7 mi. NW 8449  Duck Creek Valley 
Brennen Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 3.8 mi. NW 8544  Duck Creek Valley 
Timber Creek Campground (Locale) White Pine County, NV 4.2 mi. N 8626  Duck Creek Valley 
Fera Ninetyseven (Spring) White Pine County, NV 3.5 mi. W 8206  Cleve Creek Baldy 
Kraft Canyon (Valley) White Pine County, NV 4.8 mi. S   Cleve Creek Baldy 
North Schell Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 4.9 mi. N 11858  North Schell Peak 
Fera Ninetyeight (Spring) White Pine County, NV 4.1 mi. SW 8701  Cleve Creek Baldy 
Fera One Hundred Six (Spring) White Pine County, NV 3.9 mi. E 7061  South Schell Peak 
Berry Creek Forest Service Station (Locale) White Pine County, NV 4 mi. W 7714  Cleve Creek Baldy 
Taft Canyon (Valley) White Pine County, NV 4 mi. E   South Schell Peak 
Fera One Hundred Two (Spring) White Pine County, NV 4 mi. E 6943  South Schell Peak 
Pete Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 5.4 mi. S 7989  South Schell Peak 
North Cleve Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 5.3 mi. S 8928  South Schell Peak 


Taxon Links for species Artemisia michauxiana  Besser

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

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