Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14388 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Linanthus watsonii (A. Gray) J. Porter & L. Johnson
Common name   Watson's prickly phlox
R. Van Buren   1065  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 03 August 2005 
United States
Garfield County
Locality lower slope of a hill ca. 0.75 mile SW of Balancing Rock, along Utah Highway 12, ca. 2 miles SW of Boulder;
     Elev.: 6604 ft. (2013 m.)
Habitat Notes on sandstone cliff faces; 
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° 53'  28.26" N, 111° 26'  46.14" 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: L1S1. 


No synonyms recognized in the ITIS database.


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05013s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06538s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09538s2.jpg 
specimen image: 12269b1.jpg 
specimen image: 12269a1.jpg 
specimen image: 12269s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07578 Artemisia bigelovii      "Bigelow's sagebrush" same section
07173 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. albula   "Louisiana wormwood" same section
14389 Brickellia microphylla  var. scabra   "rough brickellbush" same section
07225 Brickellia microphylla  var. scabra   "rough brickellbush" same section
07176 Campanula parryi      "Parry's bellflower" same section
07226 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" same section
17756 Chrysothamnus depressus      "dwarf rabbitbrush" same section
13229 Cirsium arizonicum  var. bipinnatum   "Arizona thistle" same section
07172 Cirsium arizonicum  var. bipinnatum   "Arizona thistle" same section
14390 Ericameria parryi  var. affinis   "Parry's rabbitbrush" same section
14391 Ericameria zionis      "Zion goldenbush" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Baker Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2549 ft. E   Boulder Town 
Balancing Rock (Summit) Garfield County, UT 0.8 mi. N 6802  Boulder Town 
New Home Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. S 6555  Calf Creek 
Schoolhouse Ledge (Cliff) Garfield County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 6847  Boulder Town 
Thompson Ledge (Bench) Garfield County, UT 1.5 mi. E 6628  Boulder Town 
Boulder School (School) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 6710  Boulder Town 
Boulder Town (Populated Place) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 6700  Boulder Town 
Anasazi Historical Site (Park) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. E 6585  Boulder Town 
Side Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.1 mi. N   Boulder Town 
Boulder Post Office (Post Office) Garfield County, UT 1.8 mi. NE 6683  Boulder Town 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Garfield County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 6654  Boulder Town 
Pretty Tree Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. N 7139  Boulder Town 
Nazer Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.3 mi. NE   Boulder Town 
Sugarloaf (Summit) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. E 6828  Boulder Town 
Boulder Cemetery (Cemetery) Garfield County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 6811  Boulder Town 
Upper Calf Creek Falls (Falls) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. S 6034  Calf Creek 
Sadies Nipple (Pillar) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. NE 6654  Boulder Town 
McGath Point Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. S 6697  Calf Creek 
Sweetwater Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. SW   Roger Peak 
Big Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. W   Boulder Town 


Taxon Links for species Linanthus watsonii  (A. Gray) J. Porter & L. Johnson

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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