Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14255 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum microthecum Nutt.
Infraspecific    var. simpsonii (Benth.) Reveal
Common name   Simpson's wild buckwheat
R. Van Buren   913  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 20 July 2005 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Washington County
Locality Mountain Meadow, Hiway Spring vicinity, along dirt rd W of Utah Highway 18; 
Elev.: 5895 ft. (1797 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° 28'  24.63" N, 113° 37'  40.74" 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: L13S2. 


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

     Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii (Benth.) Reveal

     Eriogonum microthecum var. foliosum (Torr. & Gray) Reveal
     Eriogonum microthecum var. friscanum (M.E. Jones) S. Stokes
     Eriogonum microthecum ssp. intermedium S. Stokes
     Eriogonum microthecum var. macdougalii (Gandog.) S. Stokes
     Eriogonum simpsonii Benth.

Common Name(s): Simpson buckwheat, Simpson's buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=195533, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Eriogonum
                                        Species: Eriogonum microthecum
                                            Variety: Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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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.
08125 Gilia brecciarum  ssp. brecciarum   "Nevada gilia" 1 mi. NW
14253 Peraphyllum ramosissimum      "wild crab apple" 1298 ft. E
03020 Peraphyllum ramosissimum      "wild crab apple" 1 mi. NW
14254 Petradoria pumila      "common rock goldenrod" same section
14604 Phlox austromontana      "southern phlox" same section
14252 Purshia mexicana      "Mexico cliffrose" 1.4 mi. S
14251 Tetradymia canescens      "spineless horsebrush" 1.4 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hiway Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 584 ft. N 5988  Central West 
Dan Sill Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 1710 ft. NW 5883  Central West 
Abe Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2271 ft. N 5863  Central West 
Mountain Meadow (Park) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. W 5656  Central West 
Kane Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. S 5624  Central East 
Dan Sill Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. SW   Central East 
Deep Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W   Central West 
Oak Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 6411  Central East 
Blue Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 5889  Central West 
California Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. S   Central West 
Mountain Meadow (Flat) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. N 5860  Pinto 
Lone Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3 mi. N 5942  Pinto 
Big Mountain Electronic Site (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 7041  Enterprise 
Big Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 3 mi. N 7208  Enterprise 
Mud Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. W 6483  Central West 
Maple Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3 mi. W 6588  Central West 
Dixie Deer Airport (Airport) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. S 5230  Central West 
Red Bank Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. W 6421  Central West 
Eightmile Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. SE 6300  Central East 
Central (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. S 5250  Central East 


Taxon Links for species Eriogonum microthecum  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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