Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15442 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britton & Rusby
Common name   common snakeweed
Tyler Service   8  
Coll. Date 31 August 2009 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Utah County
Locality Cedar Valley, near Big Spring, Fairfield vicinity; 
Elev.: 4900 ft. (1494 m.)
Habitat Notes sagebrush-grass 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° 15'  37.2" N, 112° 5'  42.36" 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):

     Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britt. & Rusby

     Gutierrezia diversifolia Greene
     Gutierrezia lepidota Greene
     Gutierrezia linearifolia Lag.
     Gutierrezia linearis Rydb.
     Gutierrezia linoides Greene
     Gutierrezia longipappa Blake
     Gutierrezia pomariensis (Welsh) Welsh
     Gutierrezia sarothrae var. pomariensis Welsh
     Gutierrezia tenuis Greene
     Solidago sarothrae Pursh
     Xanthocephalum sarothrae (Pursh) Shinners
     Xanthocephalum sarothrae var. pomariense (Welsh) Welsh
     Xanthocephalum tenue (Greene) Shinners

Common Name(s): broom snakeweed, Broomsnakeweed, broomweed, perennial snakeweed, stinkweed, turpentine weed, yellow top.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=37483, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05690 Atriplex heterosperma      "two-seeded orach" same section
05689 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. consimilis   "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
04645 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. consimilis   "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
05691 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. gnaphalodes   "gray-stem rubber rabbitbrush" same section
02150 Ribes aureum      "golden currant" same section
15231 Sarcobatus vermiculatus      "greasewood" 397 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Stage Coach Inn State Historical Site (Locale) Utah County, UT 588 ft. E 4879  Cedar Fort 
Fairfield Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 912 ft. N 4885  Cedar Fort 
Fairfield (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 890 ft. NE 4879  Cedar Fort 
Big Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1714 ft. W 4899  Cedar Fort 
Camp Floyd State Historical Site (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. S 4899  Cedar Fort 
Camp Floyd Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. S 4895  Cedar Fort 
Fairfield Station (historical) (Building) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. W 5102  Mercur 
Manning Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. NW   Mercur 
Wells Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. W   Mercur 
Cedar Fort Station (historical) (Building) Utah County, UT 4.1 mi. N 4899  Cedar Fort 
Clay Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.3 mi. W   Mercur 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 4.1 mi. N   Mercur 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 4.6 mi. N 5109  Cedar Fort 
Cedar Valley Post Office (Post Office) Utah County, UT 4.6 mi. N 5079  Cedar Fort 
Cedar Fort (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 4.6 mi. N 5079  Cedar Fort 
Spring Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 4.9 mi. N   Mercur 
Broadmouth Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 5.1 mi. N   Mercur 
Crafts Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 5.5 mi. N   Mercur 
Threemile Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 5.5 mi. N   Mercur 
Manning (Locale) Utah County, UT 4.5 mi. NW 5929  Mercur 


Taxon Links for species Gutierrezia sarothrae  (Pursh) Britton & Rusby

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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