Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15219 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Larrea tridentata (DC.) Coville
Common name   creosote bush
Jason Wilson   20  
Coll. Date 28 September 2008 
United States
Washington County
Locality Beaver Dam Wash, Lytle Ranch vicinity, at the mouth of Little Bull Valley Wash;
Habitat Notes Mojave Desert shrub community. 
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° 8'  30.7" N, 114° 1'  22.5" 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.


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

     Larrea tridentata (Sessť & Moc. ex DC.) Coville

     Larrea mexicana Moric.

Common Name(s): creosote bush, creosotebush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=29051, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Sapindales
                                Family: Zygophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Larrea
                                        Species: Larrea tridentata


Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 02548s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 02894s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08746 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 1 mi. SE
17928 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 1777 ft. SE
05725 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 746 ft. NW
14816 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 589 ft. N
14495 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 1253 ft. SE
14494 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
08743 Amaranthus albus      "pale pigweed" 1 mi. SE
08738 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" 1 mi. SE
10194 Baccharis glutinosa      "sticky seep-willow" 1330 ft. SE
10321 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" same section
08733 Berula erecta      "cut-leaf water parsnip" 1 mi. SE
08736 Centaurium calycosum      "Western centaury" 1 mi. SE
08734 Chenopodium botrys      "Jerusalem oak goosefoot" 1 mi. SE
08744 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1 mi. SE
05742 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 746 ft. NW
10320 Cryptantha utahensis      "Utah forget-me-not" same section
05745 Cucurbita foetidissima      "Missouri gourd" 746 ft. NW
05760 Ficus carica      "edible fig" 746 ft. NW
15452 Fraxinus pennsylvanica      "green ash" same section
05724 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" 746 ft. NW
05746 Juglans major      "Arizona walnut" 746 ft. NW
08735 Juncus torreyi      "Torrey's rush" 1 mi. SE
14490 Lycium andersonii      "Anderson's desert-thorn" same section
05744 Lycium torreyi      "Torrey wolfberry" 746 ft. NW
17930 Lygodesmia       "skeleton plant" same section
08741 Mimulus bigelovii  var. cuspidatus  1 mi. SE
05726 Morus alba      "white mulberry" 746 ft. NW
05737 Neolloydia johnsonii     746 ft. NW
05759 Nerium oleander      "oleander" 746 ft. NW
05764 Opuntia acanthocarpa     746 ft. NW
05763 Opuntia basilaris  var. basilaris   "beavertail pricklypear" 746 ft. NW
05762 Opuntia engelmannii  var. linguiformis   "cactus apple" 746 ft. NW
05761 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. laevis  746 ft. NW
05765 Opuntia violacea     746 ft. NW
05743 Paspalum distichum      "knotgrass" 746 ft. NW
08737 Petunia parviflora     1 mi. SE
10322 Phacelia ambigua      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
08745 Phoradendron californicum      "mesquite mistletoe" 1 mi. SE
08740 Polypogon viridis      "water beard grass" 1 mi. SE
08739 Psathyrotes annua      "annual turtleback" 1 mi. SE
05324 Punica granatum      "pomegranate" 746 ft. NW
17929 Salix       "willow" 1777 ft. SE
17927 Salix       "willow" 1777 ft. SE
05727 Salix laevigata      "red willow" 746 ft. NW
14815 Salix laevigata      "red willow" 589 ft. N
08742 Solanum sarrachoides     1 mi. SE
15432 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 2730 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Indian Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 588 ft. S   West Mountain Peak 
Little Bull Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1854 ft. N   Scarecrow Peak 
Bull Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2552 ft. SW 2736  Scarecrow Peak 
Bull Valley Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 2672 ft. SW   Jacks Mountain 
Catclaw Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Scarecrow Peak 
Guy Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. NW   Scarecrow Peak 
Reber Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Castle Cliff 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N   West Mountain Peak 
Snow Spring Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 3.4 mi. S   Scarecrow Peak 
Snow Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. S 2562  Terry Benches 
Burgess Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. S   Castle Cliff 
Jackson Well (Well) Washington County, UT 5.6 mi. N 3133  West Mountain Peak 
Lower Lime Mountain Well (Well) Lincoln County, NV 5.4 mi. NW 3288  Scarecrow Peak 
Terry Benches (Bench) Lincoln County, NV 6 mi. SW 2815  Terry Benches 


Taxon Links for species Larrea tridentata  (DC.) Coville

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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