Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 18116 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Lapsana communis L.
Common name   common nipplewort
Steve Hegji   0273  
Coll. Date 12 May 2014 
United States
Salt Lake County
Locality Utah Transit Authority Parking lot off Wasatch Blvd;
     Elev.: 4861 ft. (1482 m.)
Habitat Notes landscaping planting at edge of parking lot. 
Latitude Longitude 40° 37'  56.12" N, 111° 47'  57.96" 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):

     Lapsana communis L.

Common Name(s): common nipplewort, nipplewort.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=37830, click for more information and references)

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


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
18117 Lepidium campestre      "field pepperwort" 2816 ft. NW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Canyon Cove (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 938 ft. E 5017  Sugar House 
Dry Hollow (Valley) Salt Lake County, UT 1638 ft. N   Sugar House 
Heughs Canyon (Valley) Salt Lake County, UT 1638 ft. N   Sugar House 
Big Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Salt Lake County, UT 2664 ft. S   Brighton 
Heughs Canyon (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 2822 ft. N 4935  Sugar House 
Pine Mountain (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 2878 ft. SW 4787  Sugar House 
Horizon Circle (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 0.7 mi. S 4836  Draper 
Bradford Ranchos (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 4823  Draper 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Salt Lake County, UT 0.8 mi. S 4862  Draper 
Cottonwood Manor (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 4800  Sugar House 
Aspen Park Condo (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 4820  Draper 
Nutree West (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 0.8 mi. S 4853  Draper 
Reindeer Hills (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 0.9 mi. S 4876  Draper 
Green-Tanner Reservoir (Reservoir) Salt Lake County, UT 0.7 mi. NW 4649  Sugar House 
Pine Cove East (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 0.9 mi. S 4895  Draper 
Knudsens Corner (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 4574  Sugar House 
Ballstaedt Estates (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 0.9 mi. S 4853  Draper 
Tolcats Canyon (Valley) Salt Lake County, UT 1.1 mi. N   Sugar House 
Apple Valley (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 1 mi. S 4925  Draper 
Canyon Hills Professional Building (Locale) Salt Lake County, UT 1 mi. SE 4882  Draper 


Taxon Links for species Lapsana communis  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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