Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14092 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Artemisia tridentata Nutt.
Infraspecific    var. vaseyana (Rydb.) B. Boivin
Common name   Vasey's big sagebrush
R. Van Buren   741  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 01 June 2005 
United States
San Juan
Locality Elk Mountain Rd (FR 092), ca. 2 miles E of Brushy Basin Wash and ca. 6 air miles W of Blanding.
     Elev.: 6376 ft. (1943 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 37° 39'  2.51" N, 109° 33'  41.58" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L3S3. 


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

     Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana (Rydb.) Beetle

     Artemisia tridentata var. pauciflora Winward & Goodrich
     Artemisia tridentata var. vaseyana (Rydb.) Boivin
     Artemisia vaseyana Rydb.
     Seriphidium tridentatum ssp. vaseyanum (Rydb.) W.A. Weber
     Seriphidium vaseyanum (Rydb.) W.A. Weber

Common Name(s): big sagebrush, mountain big sagebrush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=183740, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Artemisia
                                        Species: Artemisia tridentata
                                            Subspecies: Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana


Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14093 Linanthus pungens      "granite prickly phlox" 1540 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Blanding City Reservoirs (Reservoir) San Juan County, UT 3.5 mi. E 6424  Blanding North 
Whiskers Draw (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.9 mi. SW   Cream Pots 
Ford Mine Shaft (Mine) San Juan County, UT 4.3 mi. S 5364  Black Mesa Butte 
Blanding City Number Four Dam (Dam) San Juan County, UT 3.6 mi. E 6444  Blanding North 
Water Storage Reservoir Number-Four (Reservoir) San Juan County, UT 3.6 mi. E 6444  Blanding North 
Black Steer Knoll (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.8 mi. W 6480  Mancos Jim Butte 
Bee Hives (Summit) San Juan County, UT 4.4 mi. N 6076  Mancos Jim Butte 
Brushy Basin Wash (Valley) San Juan County, UT 4.6 mi. S   Mount Linnaeus 
Natural Bridge (Arch) San Juan County, UT 4.5 mi. SE 5880  Black Mesa Butte 
Edge of the Cedars Museum (Building) San Juan County, UT 4.1 mi. E 6165  Blanding North 
North Fork Whiskers Draw (Valley) San Juan County, UT 4.4 mi. SW   Cream Pots 
Blanding City Number Three Dam (Dam) San Juan County, UT 4.3 mi. E 6467  Blanding North 
Blanding City Number Three Reservoir (Reservoir) San Juan County, UT 4.3 mi. E 6470  Blanding North 
Pinenut Knoll (Summit) San Juan County, UT 4.2 mi. E 6408  Blanding North 
Cheese and Raisins Hills (Range) San Juan County, UT 5 mi. SW 5538  Black Mesa Butte 
Indian Village (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 4.4 mi. W 5679  Cream Pots 
First Baptist Church (Church) San Juan County, UT 4.7 mi. SE 6096  Blanding South 
Mancos Jim Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 5.6 mi. N 7123  Mancos Jim Butte 
Big Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 5.6 mi. SE   Mancos Jim Butte 
Westwater Ruins (Locale) San Juan County, UT 5.7 mi. SE 5752  Black Mesa Butte 


Taxon Links for species Artemisia tridentata  Nutt.

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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