Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12711 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Oenothera albicaulis Pursh
Common name   prairie evening primrose
Donna M. Barnes   5620  
Coll. Date 02 May 2007 
United States
Grand County
Locality Salt Valley Road, [Salt Valley, ca. 5.7 road miles S of the junction with Valley City Road];
     Elev.: 4808 ft. (1466 m.)
Habitat Notes cheatgrass, Plantago flats; red, silty soil, at base of Entrada sandstone Formation. 
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 38° 50'  40" N, 109° 43'  47" 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):

     Oenothera albicaulis Pursh

     Anogra albicaulis (Pursh) Britt.
     Oenothera ctenophylla (Woot. & Standl.) Tidestrom

Common Name(s): halfshrub sundrop, whitest eveningprimrose, whitest evening-primrose, white-stem evening-primrose.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=27373, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Myrtales
                                Family: Onagraceae
                                    Genus: Oenothera
                                        Species: Oenothera albicaulis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12711s1.jpg specimen image: 12711c1.jpg specimen image: 12711d1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 06111s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 10363s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10376s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12718 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" same section
12716 Cryptantha crassisepala      "thick-sepaled cat's eye" same section
12713 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
12715 Gaillardia pinnatifida      "Hopi blanketflower" same section
12712 Lygodesmia grandiflora  var. grandiflora   "large-flowered skeleton plant" same section
05830 Mirabilis multiflora      "Colorado four o'clock" 1 mi. SW
12714 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
12717 Townsendia annua      "annual Townsend-daisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Rock Corral Reservoir (Reservoir) Grand County, UT 2 mi. W 4794  Valley City 
Eagle Park (Flat) Grand County, UT 2.6 mi. E 5243  Klondike Bluffs 
Long Valley (Valley) Grand County, UT 3.3 mi. E   Klondike Bluffs 
Little Valley (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.3 mi. S   Klondike Bluffs 
Klondike Bluffs (Cliff) Grand County, UT 4.1 mi. SE 5204  Klondike Bluffs 
Tower Arch (Arch) Grand County, UT 4.4 mi. SE 5145  Klondike Bluffs 
Parallel Arch (Arch) Grand County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 5112  Klondike Bluffs 
Valley City Reservoir (Reservoir) Grand County, UT 4.1 mi. NW 4643  Valley City 
Whipsaw Flat (Flat) Grand County, UT 5.1 mi. N 4830  Thompson Springs 
Anniversary Arch (Arch) Grand County, UT 5.1 mi. SE 5017  Klondike Bluffs 
Marching Men (Area) Grand County, UT 5.2 mi. SE 5069  Klondike Bluffs 


Taxon Links for species Oenothera albicaulis  Pursh

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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