Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 14499 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
AsteraceaeAsteraceaeAsteraceae  
Species Xylorhiza tortifolia (Torr. & Gray) Greene
Infraspecific    var. tortifolia 
Common name   Mojave aster
Collector(s)
R. Van Buren   1177  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 06 May 2006 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Washington
Locality alluvial fans on the western slope of the Beaver Dam Mountains, S side of the road to Lytle Ranch, ca. 0.5 mile E of Welcome Creek, ca. 3.25 miles W of Castle Cliff;
     Elev.: 3717 ft. (1133 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 37° 4'  59.08" N, 113° 55'  38.16" 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. 

Taxonomy


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

     Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia (Torr. & Gray) Greene

     Aplopappus tortifolius Torr. & Gray
     Aster abatus Blake
     Aster goodingii Onno
     Aster mohavensis Coville, non Kuntze
     Aster tortifolius (Torr. & Gray) Gray, non Michx.
     Machaeranthera tortifolia (Torr. & Gray) Cronq. & Keck
     Xylorhiza lanceolata Rydb.
     Xylorhiza scopulorum A. Nels.

Common Name(s): Mojave aster, Mojave woodyaster.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=530879, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Xylorhiza
                                        Species: Xylorhiza tortifolia
                                            Variety: Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
                                                

Images

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02644s1.jpg 
02644
specimen image: 02825s2.jpg 
02825
specimen image: 03984s1.jpg 
03984
specimen image: 04982s2.jpg 
04982
specimen image: 06224s5.jpg 
06224
specimen image: 06535s1.jpg 
06535
specimen image: 09412s1.jpg 
09412
specimen image: 10339s1.jpg 
10339
specimen image: 10369s1.jpg 
10369
specimen image: 15868s1.jpg 
15868

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09339 Achnatherum speciosum      "desert needlegrass" 1206 ft. N
09332 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" 1246 ft. N
17925 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" 394 ft. NE
14506 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 78 ft. SE
14502 Amphipappus fremontii  var. spinosus   "Fremont's chaffbush" 78 ft. SE
14507 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 78 ft. SE
14503 Baccharis sergiloides      "desert seep-willow" 78 ft. SE
17922 Brickellia       "brickellbush" 1.5 mi. NW
14460 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" 1365 ft. NE
10323 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" 417 ft. W
09342 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 1206 ft. N
10336 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 417 ft. W
10326 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" 417 ft. W
10333 Cheilanthes parryi      "Parry's lipfern" 417 ft. W
09338 Cryptantha virginensis      "Virgin River cat's eye" 1206 ft. N
10250 Dasyochloa pulchella      "low woollygrass" 2.3 mi. S
10337 Ephedra viridis      "green ephedra" 417 ft. W
17924 Ericameria       "Arizona goldenbush" 394 ft. NE
17923 Ericameria laricifolia      "turpentine bush" 1.7 mi. NW
10329 Galium proliferum      "limestone bedstraw" 417 ft. W
10338 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 417 ft. W
09347 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1206 ft. N
09340 Langloisia setosissima  ssp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" 1206 ft. N
10324 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" 417 ft. W
14505 Lycium andersonii      "water jacket" 78 ft. SE
10325 Mimulus parryi      "annual redspot monkeyflower" 417 ft. W
10249 Nama demissum      "purplemat" 2.3 mi. S
10332 Nemacladus glanduliferus      "glandular threadplant" 417 ft. W
10327 Oenothera primiveris  var. bufonis  417 ft. W
09337 Parietaria pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania pellitory" 1206 ft. N
10335 Parietaria pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania pellitory" 417 ft. W
10248 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 2.3 mi. S
10334 Phacelia rotundifolia      "round-leaf scorpionweed" 417 ft. W
10251 Physaria rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 2.3 mi. S
10330 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" 417 ft. W
09344 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 1206 ft. N
09346 Psorothamnus polydenius      "Nevada dalea" 1206 ft. N
14496 Psorothamnus polydenius      "Nevada dalea" 2538 ft. NE
10340 Purshia mexicana  var. stansburyana   "Stansbury's cliffrose" 417 ft. W
09345 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 1206 ft. N
17921 Salix lasiolepis      "arroyo willow" 1.5 mi. NW
09341 Schismus barbatus      "common Mediterranean grass" 1206 ft. N
10331 Silene antirrhina      "sleepy silene" 417 ft. W
09348 Vicia ludoviciana      "Louisiana vetch" 1206 ft. N
10328 Vicia ludoviciana      "Louisiana vetch" 417 ft. W
10339 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave aster" 417 ft. W

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 4544  Castle Cliff 
Middle Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. N 4728  Castle Cliff 
Reber Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 4242  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. SE 3862  Castle Cliff 
Sam Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. N 4685  West Mountain Peak 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 4055  Castle Cliff 
Crazy Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. N 4580  West Mountain Peak 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. E 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. S 3140  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. E   Castle Cliff 
Grapevine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. NE 5735  West Mountain Peak 
Indian Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. N 5181  West Mountain Peak 
Beaver Dam Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. N 6998  West Mountain Peak 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 5.1 mi. SE 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 5.2 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
West Mountain Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. NE 7507  West Mountain Peak 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.8 mi. SE 4341  Jarvis Peak 

Links

Taxon Links for species Xylorhiza tortifolia  (Torr. & Gray) Greene

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=Xylorhiza+tortifolia

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