Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16830 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Asclepias latifolia (Torr.) Raf.
Common name   broad-leaf milkweed
Donna M. Barnes   4817  
Coll. Date 25 August 2005 
United States
San Juan County
Locality Valley of the Gods, at the base of the Moki Dugway, along Utah Highway 261, ca. 0.3 road miles N of the junction with Valley of the Gods Road;
     Elev.: 5307 ft. (1618 m.)
Habitat Notes desert shrub community; red rocky-sandy soil. 
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° 16'  4" N, 109° 56'  6" 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):

     Asclepias latifolia (Torr.) Raf.

Common Name(s): broadleaf milkweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30278, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Gentianales
                                Family: Asclepiadaceae
                                    Genus: Asclepias
                                        Species: Asclepias latifolia


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 10901s5.jpg 
specimen image: 13619s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13619e2.jpg 
specimen image: 13619d2.jpg 
specimen image: 13619c2.jpg 
specimen image: 13619b2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10901 Asclepias latifolia      "broad-leaf milkweed" same section
10902 Grindelia laciniata      "cut-leaf gumweed" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Moki Dugway (Slope) San Juan County, UT 2318 ft. N 5968  Cedar Mesa South 
Lees Ranch (Locale) San Juan County, UT 2149 ft. E 5286  Cedar Mesa South 
Moki Dugway (Locale) San Juan County, UT 2936 ft. N 6309  Cedar Mesa South 
Moki Dugway Overlook (Locale) San Juan County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 6418  Cedar Mesa South 
Bell Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 5279  The Goosenecks 
Cedar Point (Cliff) San Juan County, UT 3.5 mi. S 6083  The Goosenecks 
Raplees Stone House (Locale) San Juan County, UT 3.7 mi. S 4997  The Goosenecks 
Lady in the Bathtub (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 3.2 mi. E 5069  Cedar Mesa South 
Muley Point Overlook (Locale) San Juan County, UT 3.9 mi. SW 6349  The Goosenecks 
Muley Point (Cliff) San Juan County, UT 4.1 mi. SW 6263  The Goosenecks 
Goosenecks of San Juan Campground (Locale) San Juan County, UT 5.1 mi. S 4859  The Goosenecks 
Honaker Trail (Trail) San Juan County, UT 5.2 mi. S 5210  The Goosenecks 
Ross Rapids (Rapids) San Juan County, UT 5.1 mi. SW 3881  Goulding NE 


Taxon Links for species Asclepias latifolia  (Torr.) Raf.

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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