Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15226 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Acer negundo L.
Common name   boxelder
Nicholas Peterson   25  
Coll. Date 27 September 2008 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Range, Big Springs Hollow, along trail, ca. 1.25 miles SW of the road junction along South Fork;
     Elev.: 6400 ft. (1951 m.)
Habitat Notes riparian 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 40° 19'  4.62" N, 111° 32'  16.14" 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):

     Acer negundo L.

     Negundo mexicanum Dc.
     Rulac negundo (Linnaeus) Hitchcock
     Rulac texana (Pax) Small

Common Name(s): ashleaf maple, box elder, boxelder, boxelder maple, california boxelder, manitoba maple, western boxelder.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=28749, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Sapindales
                                Family: Aceraceae
                                    Genus: Acer
                                        Species: Acer negundo


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00049s2.jpg 
specimen image: 00437s2.jpg 
specimen image: 00667s2.jpg 
specimen image: 00821s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01848s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01950s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02140s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03638s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06176s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14949 Acer grandidentatum      "bigtooth maple" 1026 ft. SE
01559 Allium acuminatum      "taper-tip wild onion" 1.7 mi. N
15225 Berberis repens      "Oregongrape" 1424 ft. NW
14947 Claytonia lanceolata      "spear-leaf springbeauty" 1026 ft. SE
15224 Crataegus douglasii      "black hawthorn" same section
13624 Erigeron divergens      "spreading fleabane" 1026 ft. SE
02352 Erigeron divergens  var. divergens   "spreading fleabane daisy" 1.7 mi. N
14953 Fritillaria pudica      "yellowbells" 1026 ft. SE
14952 Hydrophyllum capitatum      "purple cat's breeches" 1026 ft. SE
14951 Lithophragma parviflorum      "small-flowered woodland-star" 1026 ft. SE
01558 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 1.7 mi. N
18154 Silene latifolia      "bladder campion" same section
18153 Silene latifolia      "bladder campion" same section
14950 Viola       "violet" 1026 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Big Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1489 ft. SW 6595  Bridal Veil Falls 
Trefoil Ranch (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. E 6086  Bridal Veil Falls 
Shingle Mill Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. E   Bridal Veil Falls 
Big Spring Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Water Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Left Fork South Fork Provo River (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NE   Wallsburg Ridge 
Middle Fork South Fork Provo River (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. NE   Wallsburg Ridge 
Bunnells Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. N   Bridal Veil Falls 
Lightning Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. S 10020  Bridal Veil Falls 
Windy Pass (Gap) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 8921  Bridal Veil Falls 
First Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 3 mi. SE 8718  Bridal Veil Falls 
Frazier Trailer Park (Park) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. W 7947  Bridal Veil Falls 
Second Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. S 8852  Bridal Veil Falls 
Third Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 3.4 mi. S 9229  Bridal Veil Falls 
North Fork Provo River (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.4 mi. N   Aspen Grove 
Wildwood (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 3.4 mi. N 5230  Bridal Veil Falls 
Vivian Park (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. NW 5214  Bridal Veil Falls 
Vivian Park Post Office (historical) (Post Office) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. NW 5214  Bridal Veil Falls 
Cascade Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. W 10817  Bridal Veil Falls 
South Fork Provo River (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.3 mi. NW   Bridal Veil Falls 


Taxon Links for species Acer negundo  L.

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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