Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14801 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Encelia virginensis A. Nelson
Common name   Virgin River brittlebush
R. Van Buren   1503  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 04 May 2007 
United States
Mohave County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, Cedar Pockets Wash, 0.6 mile N of I-15, along the dirt road;
     Elev.: 2385 ft. (727 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 36° 57'  34.92" N, 113° 48'  11.84" 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 4 dm high; Journal Code: L1S3. 


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

     Encelia virginensis A. Nels.

Common Name(s): Virgin River brittlebush, Virgin River encelia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502295, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Encelia
                                        Species: Encelia virginensis


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11990 Allionia incarnata      "trailing windmills" 1.7 mi. SE
14802 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" same section
11367 Argemone munita  var. rotundata  211 ft. N
11361 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" 1544 ft. N
14021 Bebbia juncea      "sweetbush" 2384 ft. SW
11980 Bebbia juncea  var. aspera   "sweetbush" 2 mi. SE
14804 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" same section
14800 Brickellia longifolia      "long-leaf brickellbush" same section
11364 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 1544 ft. N
11362 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 1544 ft. N
13211 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 1544 ft. N
11365 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 1544 ft. N
02669 Cercis occidentalis     1.7 mi. SE
03985 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 2 mi. SE
11974 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 2 mi. SE
11978 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" 2 mi. SE
14803 Ephedra fasciculata      "Mojave ephedra" same section
14806 Ericameria nauseosa      "rubber rabbitbrush" 1.6 mi. N
14799 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" same section
11991 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 1.7 mi. SE
11979 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 2 mi. SE
11358 Eriogonum inflatum  var. inflatum   "desert trumpet" 1544 ft. N
11975 Eriogonum insigne      "ladder wild buckwheat" 2 mi. SE
11989 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 1.7 mi. SE
11973 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" 2 mi. SE
11359 Mortonia scabrella      "Rio Grande saddlebush" 1544 ft. N
14805 Mortonia scabrella  var. utahensis  760 ft. N
11360 Nicotiana trigonophylla      "desert tobacco" 1544 ft. N
11355 Parietaria pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania pellitory" 1544 ft. N
13606 Pectocarya heterocarpa      "chuckwalla combseed" 2.2 mi. NE
11357 Pectocarya heterocarpa      "chuckwalla combseed" 1544 ft. N
17903 Peucephyllum schottii      "Schott's desert-fir" same section
14019 Phacelia ambigua      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 2427 ft. SW
11368 Physalis crassifolia      "yellow nightshade groundcherry" 211 ft. N
11356 Plantago insularis      "desert plantain" 1544 ft. N
16842 Plantago ovata      "desert plantain" 2421 ft. SW
16840 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" 2421 ft. SW
16841 Thymophylla pentachaeta      "five-needled pricklyleaf" 2421 ft. SW
14020 Thymophylla pentachaeta      "five-needled pricklyleaf" 2427 ft. SW
11363 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" 1544 ft. N
11977 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" 2 mi. SE
11366 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" 211 ft. N
11976 Tiquilia canescens      "woody crinklemat" 2 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. E   Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 0.9 mi. E   Jarvis Peak 
Mountain Sheep Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.2 mi. S   Mount Bangs 
Sullivans Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.6 mi. SW   Mount Bangs 
Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness (Reserve) Mohave County, AZ 3.2 mi. NE 4774  Mountain Sheep Spring 
Yellow Knolls (Summit) Mohave County, AZ 3.6 mi. E 2658  Purgatory Canyon 
Grey Points (Cliff) Mohave County, AZ 3.8 mi. E 3950  Purgatory Canyon 
Bulldog Pass (Gap) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. N 4734  Jarvis Peak 
The Narrows (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.4 mi. SW   Mountain Sheep Spring 
Blakes Lambing Grounds (Area) Mohave County, AZ 4.5 mi. NE 3996  Purgatory Canyon 
Black Rock Gulch (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.3 mi. E   Wolf Hole Mountain West 
Cedar Pockets (Range) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. N 4564  Jarvis Peak 
Lime Hills (Ridge) Mohave County, AZ 4.7 mi. SE 4502  Purgatory Canyon 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.2 mi. NW 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 5.7 mi. NW   Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 5.8 mi. NW 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Blakes Lambing Grounds (Area) Washington County, UT 6.2 mi. NE 4098  White Hills 


Taxon Links for species Encelia virginensis  A. Nelson

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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