Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04295 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Penstemon ambiguus Torr.
Infraspecific    var. laevissimus (D.D. Keck) N.H. Holmgren
Common name   shrubby sand beardtongue
R. Van Buren   368  
   with D.M. Barnes, J. Cooper
Coll. Date 04 April 2000 
United States
Washington County
Locality Cottonwood Hill vicinity, W of I-15, ca. 1.25 air miles SW of Harrisburg;
     Elev.: 3250 ft. (991 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy soils; 
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° 11'  10" N, 113° 25'  5" W
Township Range T41S R14W S29  
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Voucher Voucher of taxa associated with Astragalus ampullarioides, R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper 
Specimen Notes Astragalus ampullarioides study site. 


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

     Penstemon ambiguus var. laevissimus (Keck) N. Holmgren

     Penstemon ambiguus ssp. laevissimus Keck

Common Name(s): gilia penstemon, pink plains beardtongue, pink plains penstemon.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529458, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Scrophulariaceae
                                    Genus: Penstemon
                                        Species: Penstemon ambiguus
                                            Variety: Penstemon ambiguus var. laevissimus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04295s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02946s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09996s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16897s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16897d1.jpg 
specimen image: 16897c1.jpg 
specimen image: 16897b1.jpg 
specimen image: 16897a1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02653 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
11608 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 1965 ft. S
02812 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" same section
02814 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" same section
14242 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1.9 mi. N
14243 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1.9 mi. N
11619 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 1965 ft. S
02816 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" same section
11612 Chorizanthe brevicornu  var. brevicornu   "brittle spineflower" 1965 ft. S
13220 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1965 ft. S
13233 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
11625 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1965 ft. S
04293 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
02654 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
04294 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
14244 Croton californicus      "California croton" 1.9 mi. N
04213 Cymopterus multinervatus      "purple-nerved spring parsley" 1 mi. W
11615 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" 1965 ft. S
04217 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" 1 mi. W
11618 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" 1965 ft. S
11617 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 1965 ft. S
11620 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 1965 ft. S
11613 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 1965 ft. S
08122 Gilia hutchinsifolia     1.2 mi. S
14241 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1.9 mi. N
11614 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" 1965 ft. S
11611 Lepidium fremontii      "desert peppercress" 1965 ft. S
11616 Lomatium scabrum  var. tripinnatum   "rough desert parsley" 1965 ft. S
02975 Mentzelia       "blazingstar" 1.2 mi. NW
02815 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" same section
11610 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" 1965 ft. S
02651 Mentzelia tricuspis     same section
02813 Mirabilis bigelovii      "Bigelow's desert four o'clock" same section
11621 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" 1965 ft. S
11623 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 1965 ft. S
04216 Quercus turbinella      "Sonoran scrub oak" 1 mi. W
02652 Salvia columbariae      "chia" same section
11609 Senecio douglasii  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 1965 ft. S
04296 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" same section
11622 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1965 ft. S
11624 Yucca angustissima      "narrow-leaf yucca" 1965 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cottonwood Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2596 ft. NE 3166  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2692 ft. NW   Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 3501  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Junction (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. S 3127  Harrisburg Junction 
Purgatory Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. S 2884  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 3009  Harrisburg Junction 
Heath Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NW   Signal Peak 
Leeds Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Gap (Gap) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. E 2792  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. E   Harrisburg Junction 
Quail Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. E   Signal Peak 
Berry Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 2809  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. E   Harrisburg Junction 
Water Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Red Cliffs Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. N 3265  Harrisburg Junction 
Red Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 3 mi. N 3232  Harrisburg Junction 
Dicks Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N   Harrisburg Junction 
Big Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N   Signal Peak 


Taxon Links for species Penstemon ambiguus  Torr.

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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