Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04261 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Argemone corymbosa Greene
Infraspecific    var. arenicola (G.B. Ownbey) Shinners
D. Carter   s.n.  
   with D.M. Barnes
Coll. Date 27 April 2000 
United States
San Juan County
Locality Valley of the Gods road, W side.
     Elev.: 5011 ft. (1528 m.)
Habitat Notes blackbrush community; 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° 18'  N, 109° 51'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Argemone corymbosa ssp. arenicola G.B. Ownbey

     Argemone corymbosa var. arenicola (G.B. Ownbey) Shinners

Common Name(s): Mojave prickly poppy, Mojave pricklypoppy.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=18911, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Magnoliidae
                            Order: Papaverales
                                Family: Papaveraceae
                                    Genus: Argemone
                                        Species: Argemone corymbosa
                                            Subspecies: Argemone corymbosa ssp. arenicola


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04261s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01127s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10503b1.jpg 
specimen image: 10503a1.jpg 
specimen image: 10503s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13549s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10504 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" same section
10503 Argemone corymbosa  var. arenicola  same section
10506 Astragalus amphioxys  var. vespertinus   "western crescent milkvetch" same section
10483 Camissonia scapoidea  var. scapoidea   "Paiute suncup" same section
10505 Cymopterus newberryi      "sweet-root spring parsley" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Castle Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1 mi. N 5269  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Battleship Rock (Summit) San Juan County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 5164  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Franklin Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 4954  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Lady in the Bathtub (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 2 mi. SW 5069  Cedar Mesa South 
Valley of the Gods (Basin) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. S 4656  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Rooster Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 4882  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Pyramid Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.8 mi. E 4876  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Setting Hen Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 4810  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Seven Sailors (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 4.2 mi. S 4567  Mexican Hat 
West Fork Lime Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 4.9 mi. S   Cedar Mesa South 
Devils Window (Gap) San Juan County, UT 5.1 mi. S 4439  Mexican Hat 
Bell Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 4.8 mi. SW 5279  The Goosenecks 
Scotchman Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 5.3 mi. S 4777  Mexican Hat 
Flag Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 5.2 mi. S 4469  Mexican Hat 
Cigarette Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 5578  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Lees Ranch (Locale) San Juan County, UT 4.8 mi. SW 5286  Cedar Mesa South 


Taxon Links for species Argemone corymbosa  Greene

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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