Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12876 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Swertia albomarginata (S. Watson) Kuntze
Common name   white-margined green-gentian
D.M. Barnes   5784  
Coll. Date 06 June 2007 
United States
Millard County
Locality Burbank Hills, Cedar Pass.
     Elev.: 6470 ft. (1973 m.)
Habitat Notes sage-juniper community; rocky mounds, caespitose 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 38° 51'  41" N, 113° 55'  3" 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):

     Frasera albomarginata S. Wats.

     Frasera albomarginata var. induta (Tidestrom) Card
     Leucocraspedum albomarginatum (S. Wats.) Rydb.
     Swertia albomarginata (S. Wats.) Kuntze

Common Name(s): desert elkweed, desert frasera, desert elkweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502650, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Gentianales
                                Family: Gentianaceae
                                    Genus: Frasera
                                        Species: Frasera albomarginata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12876s2.jpg specimen image: 12876c1.jpg specimen image: 12876d1.jpg specimen image: 12876e1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 08623s3.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10654 Astragalus beckwithii  var. purpureus   "Beckwith's milkvetch" 1.6 mi. NE
12875 Astragalus calycosus  var. calycosus   "Torrey's milkvetch" same section
10632 Astragalus lentiginosus  var. araneosus   "cobweb-pod freckled milkvetch" 1.6 mi. NE
12861 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" 2262 ft. S
10606 Coryphantha vivipara      "common foxtail cactus" 1.6 mi. NE
12862 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" 2262 ft. S
12863 Eremogone kingii      "King's sandwort" 2262 ft. S
12873 Erigeron compactus  var. compactus   "Great Basin cushion-daisy" same section
12866 Erigeron pumilus  var. concinnus   "western shaggy fleabane" 2262 ft. S
12865 Eriogonum       "Shockley's wild buckwheat" 2262 ft. S
12868 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. purpureum   "purple cushion wild buckwheat" 2262 ft. S
12874 Eriogonum villiflorum      "gray wild buckwheat" same section
12871 Ipomopsis congesta  var. congesta   "ball-headed gilia" same section
12872 Linanthus pungens      "granite prickly phlox" same section
12867 Linum subteres      "sprucemont flax" 2262 ft. S
12869 Oenothera cespitosa  var. crinita   "tufted evening primrose" 2262 ft. S
12860 Penstemon nanus      "dwarf beardtongue" 2262 ft. S
10633 Perityle stansburyi      "Stansbury's rockdaisy" 1.6 mi. NE
12877 Polygala subspinosa      "spiny milkwort" same section
12870 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 2262 ft. S
12864 Xanthisma grindelioides  var. depressum  2262 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
South Cedar Wash Reservoir (Reservoir) Millard County, UT 1555 ft. SE 6342  Cedar Pass 
Cedar Pass (Gap) Millard County, UT 1.2 mi. E 6562  Cedar Pass 
Burbank Pass (Gap) Millard County, UT 2.3 mi. N 7038  Burbank Pass 
Juniper Pass (Gap) Millard County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 6802  Cedar Pass 
South Juniper Wash (Arroyo) Millard County, UT 2.9 mi. S   Big Jensen Pass 
South Cedar Wash (Valley) Millard County, UT 2.7 mi. SW   Cedar Pass 
Hockman Well (Well) Millard County, UT 4.5 mi. S 5801  Cedar Pass 
Red Pass (Gap) Millard County, UT 4.5 mi. N 6126  Burbank Pass 
Little Jensen Pass (Gap) Millard County, UT 4.4 mi. SE 7205  Big Jensen Pass 
Clay Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 4.1 mi. W 5443  Cedar Pass 


Taxon Links for species Swertia albomarginata  (S. Watson) Kuntze

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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