Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 14274 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
ScrophulariaceaePlantaginaceaeScrophulariaceae  
Species Penstemon ambiguus Torr.
Common name   shrubby sand beardtongue
Collector(s)
R. Van Buren   931  
   with J.G. Cooper
Coll. Date 20 July 2005 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Washington County
Locality Santa Clara Bench, S side of Utah Highway 8, ca. 1 mile NW of junction with Kayenta Parkway, W of Ivins Reservoir; 
 
Elev.: 3166 ft. (965 m.)
Habitat Notes in sand; 
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° 10'  53.1" N, 113° 43'  19.83" 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: L20S1. 

Taxonomy


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

     Penstemon ambiguus Torr.

Common Name(s): bush penstemon, gilia beardtongue, gilia penstemon.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=33808, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Scrophulariaceae
                                    Genus: Penstemon
                                        Species: Penstemon ambiguus
                                                                                            

Images

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02946s1.jpg 
02946
specimen image: 04295s1.jpg 
04295
specimen image: 09996s1.jpg 
09996
specimen image: 16897s1.jpg 
16897

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04179 Arctostaphylos pungens      "pointleaf manzanita" 1.5 mi. SW
14809 Baccharis salicifolia      "sticky seep-willow" 1687 ft. W
05283 Cucurbita foetidissima      "Missouri gourd" 1.2 mi. E
02963 Cuscuta denticulata      "desert dodder" same section
15904 Datura stramonium      "jimsonweed" 1.2 mi. E
05269 Datura stramonium      "jimsonweed" 1.2 mi. E
02966 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" same section
05589 Heliotropium curassavicum  var. oculatum   "seaside heliotrope" 1.6 mi. SW
05594 Heterotheca subaxillaris      "camphorweed" 1.6 mi. SW
02967 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" same section
04178 Lycium andersonii      "water jacket" 1.5 mi. SW
02946 Penstemon ambiguus  var. laevissimus   "shrubby sand beardtongue" same section
05267 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" 1.2 mi. E
15948 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" 1.2 mi. E
02995 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" same section
14810 Robinia neomexicana      "New Mexico locust" 1.1 mi. E
08306 Sophora stenophylla      "fringe-leaf necklacepod" 2101 ft. NE
05588 Tidestromia oblongifolia      "Arizona honeysweet" 1.6 mi. SW
02947 Viguiera multiflora  var. nevadensis   "Nevada goldeneye" same section
11315 Vitis arizonica      "canyon grape" 1.2 mi. E

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Ivins Bench Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2816 ft. SE 3087  Santa Clara 
Ivins Bench Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 2816 ft. SE 3087  Santa Clara 
Ivins Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2817 ft. E 3094  Santa Clara 
Santa Clara Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. N 3281  Santa Clara 
Upper Santa Clara Bench Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 3212  Santa Clara 
Dry Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. SE   Santa Clara 
Shivwits (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. W 3202  Shivwits 
Lower Santa Clara Bench Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. SE 3035  Santa Clara 
Wittwer Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. S   Shivwits 
Hellhole (Basin) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 3429  Santa Clara 
Land Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 3268  Santa Clara 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 3081  Santa Clara 
Ivins (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 3081  Santa Clara 
Shem (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. W 3297  Shivwits 
Paiute Indian Reservation (Reserve) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. W 3566  Shivwits 
Red Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. NE 4705  Santa Clara 
Camp Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. W 3452  Shivwits 
Pahcoon Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. W   Gunlock 
Santa Clara City Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. SE 2927  Santa Clara 
South Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. SE 3370  White Hills 

Links

Taxon Links for species Penstemon ambiguus  Torr.

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Penstemon+ambiguus

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