Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02923 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriastrum eremicum (Jeps.) H. Mason
Common name   desert woollystar
L. Nusz   s.n.  
Coll. Date 06 June 1992 
United States
Washington County
Locality 2 miles W of Virgin, on Hurricane Mesa.
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 37° 17'  38" N, 113° 11'  24" W
Township Range T40S, R12W  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Eriastrum eremicum (Jepson) Mason

Common Name(s): desert eriastrum, desert woollystar, desert woolstar.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31060, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Polemoniaceae
                                    Genus: Eriastrum
                                        Species: Eriastrum eremicum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02923s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02477s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02558s2.jpg 
specimen image: 05723s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08751s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11555d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11555s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13182s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Smith Mesa (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 5771  Smith Mesa 
Hurricane Mesa Airport (Airport) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. S 5076  Virgin 
Rock Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. N 5433  Smith Mesa 
Hurricane Mesa (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. S 5046  Virgin 
Dry Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 4 mi. SE   Smith Mesa 
Mountain Dell (Basin) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. SE 3839  Virgin 
Black Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. SE   The Guardian Angels 
Smith Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 5 mi. N   Kolob Arch 
Midville Site (Locale) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. SE 3940  The Guardian Angels 
Washington County (Civil) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. SW 3898  Pintura 
Virgin Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 5.4 mi. S 3652  Virgin 
Virgin Oil Field (Oilfield) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. S 3862  Virgin 
Red Butte (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. NE 7212  Smith Mesa 
Lamareaux Tank (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. NE 6234  Smith Mesa 
Leap Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 5.8 mi. NW   New Harmony 


Taxon Links for species Eriastrum eremicum  (Jeps.) H. Mason

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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