Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14290 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Artemisia cana Pursh
Infraspecific    subsp. viscidula (Osterh.) Beetle
Common name   silver sagebrush
R. Van Buren   947  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 22 July 2005 
United States
Iron County
Locality Markagunt Plateau, along FR204, W of the junction with Utah Highway 243, S of Brian Head Resort.
     Elev.: 9993 ft. (3046 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° 40'  54.66" N, 112° 51'  23.7" 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: L2S1. 


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

     Artemisia cana ssp. viscidula (Osterhout) Beetle

     Artemisia argilosa Beetle
     Artemisia cana var. viscidula Osterhout
     Seriphidium canum ssp. viscidulum (Osterhout) W.A. Weber

Common Name(s): Coaltown sagebrush, mountain silver sagebrush, silver sagebrush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=183729, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02695s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11905s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15618 Agoseris glauca  var. dasycephala   "short mountain dandelion" 1.5 mi. SW
14298 Dasiphora fruticosa      "shrubby cinquefoil" 2 mi. SW
14304 Ericameria discoidea      "whitestem goldenbush" 1.9 mi. SW
06079 Erigeron flagellaris      "trailing fleabane" 140 ft. W
06034 Eriogonum panguicense  var. alpestre   "Cedar Breaks wild buckwheat" 1.8 mi. SW
06082 Geum triflorum  var. ciliatum   "old man's whiskers" 140 ft. W
06076 Helenium hoopesii      "orange sneezeweed" 140 ft. W
06077 Ipomopsis spicata  subsp. tridactyla   "spiked gilia" 140 ft. W
14305 Pinus longaeva      "Great Basin bristlecone pine" same section
06075 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  140 ft. W
14306 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" same section
14297 Salix arizonica      "Arizona willow" 2 mi. SW
06074 Salix glauca  var. villosa   "grayleaf willow" 140 ft. W
06078 Trifolium longipes      "summer clover" 140 ft. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bear Flat (Flat) Iron County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 9823  Brian Head 
Navajo Point (Summit) Iron County, UT 0.6 mi. NW 10535  Brian Head 
Brian Head (Populated Place) Iron County, UT 0.8 mi. N 9777  Brian Head 
Navajo Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 1.3 mi. N 9922  Brian Head 
Brian Head Ski Area (Locale) Iron County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 10299  Brian Head 
Mammoth Summit (Summit) Iron County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 10440  Brian Head 
Brian Head (Summit) Iron County, UT 1.4 mi. E 11306  Brian Head 
Snow Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 1.7 mi. S 9544  Brian Head 
Adams Barrier (Ridge) Iron County, UT 1.9 mi. S 9600  Brian Head 
Orange Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2 mi. S 9895  Brian Head 
Rattlesnake Creek Trail (Trail) Iron County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 8983  Flanigan Arch 
North View (Populated Place) Iron County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 10440  Brian Head 
Stud Flat (Flat) Iron County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 8859  Flanigan Arch 
Highleap Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Brian Head 
Labyrinth Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Brian Head 
The Highleap (Cliff) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. S 9292  Brian Head 
Third House Flat (Flat) Iron County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9479  Flanigan Arch 
Lavender Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 2.6 mi. S   Brian Head 
Cedar Breaks National Monument (Park) Iron County, UT 2.8 mi. S 8570  Brian Head 
Columbine Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 9869  Brian Head 


Taxon Links for species Artemisia cana  Pursh

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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