Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12383 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Erigeron formosissimus Greene
Infraspecific    var. viscidus (Rydb.) Cronquist
Common name   sticky beautiful fleabane
J. Hamilton   4  
Coll. Date 11 September 1999 
United States
Larimer County
Locality Poudre River Canyon, along Colorado Highway 14, 11.3 miles west of US Highway 287, in vicinity of roadside picnic area.
     Elev.: 6300 ft. (1921 m.)
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° 41'  38" N, 105° 18'  49" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Erigeron formosissimus var. viscidus (Rydb.) Cronq.

     Erigeron glabellus var. viscidus (Rydb.) Boivin
     Erigeron viscidus Rydb.

Common Name(s): beautiful fleabane.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=527943, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Erigeron
                                        Species: Erigeron formosissimus
                                            Variety: Erigeron formosissimus var. viscidus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12383s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04923s3.jpg 
specimen image: 09552s3.jpg 
specimen image: 10788s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12447 Apocynum androsaemifolium  var. androsaemifolium   "spreading dogbane" 1.2 mi. W
12446 Glycyrrhiza lepidota      "American licorice" 1.2 mi. W
12364 Nassella viridula      "green needlegrass" same section
12363 Oxytropis lambertii  var. bigelovii   "purple locoweed" same section
12360 Setaria viridis      "green bristle grass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hewlett Gulch (Valley) Larimer County, CO 2469 ft. SE   Poudre Park 
Falls Gulch (Valley) Larimer County, CO 2821 ft. SE   Poudre Park 
Poudre Rest Area (Locale) Larimer County, CO 2666 ft. SW 5712  Poudre Park 
Gordon Creek (Stream) Larimer County, CO 2850 ft. SE   Haystack Gulch 
Spaulding Mine (Mine) Larimer County, CO 0.7 mi. N 5922  Poudre Park 
Poudre Park (Populated Place) Larimer County, CO 0.7 mi. SE 5673  Poudre Park 
Poudre Park Picnic Area (Locale) Larimer County, CO 0.6 mi. SW 5719  Poudre Park 
Hill Gulch (Valley) Larimer County, CO 0.8 mi. SE   Poudre Park 
Green Rock Mine (Mine) Larimer County, CO 1.1 mi. N 6044  Poudre Park 
Watha Gulch (Valley) Larimer County, CO 1 mi. SE   Poudre Park 
Diamond Rock Picnic Area (Locale) Larimer County, CO 1 mi. SW 6841  Poudre Park 
Greyrock Trail (Trail) Larimer County, CO 1 mi. NE 6244  Poudre Park 
Langston Pit (Mine) Larimer County, CO 1.1 mi. E 5712  Poudre Park 
Greyrock Meadow (Flat) Larimer County, CO 1.5 mi. NE 6710  Poudre Park 
Mishawaka Rest Area (Locale) Larimer County, CO 1.3 mi. W 5778  Poudre Park 
Greyrock Trailhead (Locale) Larimer County, CO 1.6 mi. E 5551  Poudre Park 
Greyrock Mountain (Summit) Larimer County, CO 1.9 mi. NE 7448  Poudre Park 
Young Gulch (Valley) Larimer County, CO 1.9 mi. W   Poudre Park 
Ansel Watrous Campground (Locale) Larimer County, CO 1.9 mi. W 5820  Poudre Park 
Vona Mae Mine (Mine) Larimer County, CO 2.1 mi. E 6362  Poudre Park 


Taxon Links for species Erigeron formosissimus  Greene

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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