Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14461 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eucnide urens (Parry ex A. Gray) Parry
Common name   desert stingbush
R. Van Buren   1139  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 06 April 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, Virgin River Gorge, The Narrows, ca. 1 mile E of the mouth, S side of I-15;
     Elev.: 1981 ft. (604 m.)
Habitat Notes on a limestone outcrop; 
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 36° 54'  56.23" N, 113° 50'  42.26" 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: L6S1. 


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

     Eucnide urens (Parry ex Gray) Parry

Common Name(s): desert rock nettle, desert stingbush, stingbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19846, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Violales
                                Family: Loasaceae
                                    Genus: Eucnide
                                        Species: Eucnide urens


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 11532s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04181 Anemone tuberosa      "desert windflower" 2551 ft. W
05592 Bebbia juncea  var. aspera   "sweetbush" 1.1 mi. NW
05591 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" 1.1 mi. NW
10054 Candelariella rosulans      "eggyolk lichen" 1.3 mi. NW
05595 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. NW
11532 Eucnide urens      "desert stingbush" 352 ft. NE
17899 Galium stellatum      "starry bedstraw" 1629 ft. NE
14463 Galium stellatum      "starry bedstraw" same section
17900 Mortonia scabrella      "Rio Grande saddlebush" 1629 ft. NE
14462 Penstemon petiolatus      "Sheep Range beardtongue" same section
17902 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" 299 ft. NE
04180 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 2551 ft. W
10052 Pleopsidium flavum     1.3 mi. NW
04182 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 2551 ft. W
05593 Scopulophila rixfordii      "Rixford's rockwort" 1.1 mi. NW
17901 Scopulophila rixfordii      "Rixford's rockwort" 1629 ft. NE
14601 Stephanomeria pauciflora      "brownplume wirelettuce" same section
10053 Xanthoparmelia mexicana      "Mexican xanthoparmelia lichen" 1.3 mi. NW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
The Narrows (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.1 mi. W   Mountain Sheep Spring 
Sullivans Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.2 mi. NE   Mount Bangs 
Mountain Sheep Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.9 mi. NE   Mount Bangs 
Figure Four Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.7 mi. W   Mount Bangs 
Castle Cliff Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.3 mi. W   Jarvis Peak 
Hedricks Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.2 mi. SW   Mount Bangs 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. NE   Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.3 mi. NE   Jarvis Peak 
Lost Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 4.4 mi. SE 4062  Mount Bangs 
Beaver Dam Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 4.4 mi. W   Pine Park 
Beaver Dam Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.4 mi. W   Pine Park 
Mountain Sheep Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 4.7 mi. SE 4662  Mountain Sheep Spring 
Frehner Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 5.3 mi. SW   Mount Bangs 
Boulder Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 6 mi. SW   Mount Bangs 


Taxon Links for species Eucnide urens  (Parry ex A. Gray) Parry

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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