Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14832 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Rhamnus betulifolia Greene
Common name   birchleaf buckthorn
R. Van Buren   1519  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 07 May 2007 
United States
Washington County
Locality southern foothills of Pine Valley Mountains, Leeds Creek vicinity, on the W side of the Oak Grove Campground Rd (FR 032);
     Elev.: 4396 ft. (1340 m.)
Habitat Notes on sandstone cliffs; 
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° 17'  15.4" N, 113° 23'  59.4" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L4S1. 


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

     Frangula betulifolia (Greene) V. Grub.

     Rhamnus betulifolia Greene

Common Name(s): beechleaf buckthorn, beechleaf frangula, birchleaf buckthorn.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=506984, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rhamnales
                                Family: Rhamnaceae
                                    Genus: Frangula
                                        Species: Frangula betulifolia


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 06273s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06975s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07016s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08448s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10873s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04177 Garrya flavescens      "ashy silktassel" same section
13101 Lomatium parryi      "Parry's desert parsley" 1.6 mi. SW
13111 Lomatium parryi      "Parry's desert parsley" 1.6 mi. SW
08749 Opuntia chlorotica      "dollarjoint pricklypear" same section
04175 Ranunculus andersonii  var. juniperinus  same section
11957 Vitis arizonica      "canyon grape" 2639 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Jones Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 2595 ft. SE   Signal Peak 
Ash Grove Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1 mi. NW 5473  Signal Peak 
Cedar Ridge (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1 mi. NE 5588  Signal Peak 
Italian Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. E 4564  Signal Peak 
Horse Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. NW   Signal Peak 
Spirit Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. NW   Signal Peak 
Blake Harmony Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. N 6247  Signal Peak 
Jones Hollow Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. N 6188  Signal Peak 
Mud Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. W 5506  Signal Peak 
Italian Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. SE   Pintura 
Danish Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 4226  Signal Peak 
Pig Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. NW   Signal Peak 
Big Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. NW   Signal Peak 
Milltown (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. S 3671  Signal Peak 
Highline Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. N 6802  Signal Peak 
Dan Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. N 7264  Signal Peak 
Silver Reef (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SE 3803  Pintura 
Three Pine Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. SW   Signal Peak 
Maple Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 6027  Signal Peak 
Tecumseh Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 3737  Hurricane 


Taxon Links for species Rhamnus betulifolia  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

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