Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04330 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Salsola paulsenii Litv.
Common name   barbwire Russian thistle
R. Van Buren   373  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 02 October 1999 
United States
Washington County
Locality foothills near Shinob Kibe mesa, 0.5 miles SE of Washington;
     Elev.: 2750 ft. (838 m.)
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° 7'  23" N, 113° 30'  11" W
Township Range T42S R15W S23  
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Voucher Voucher of taxa associated with Arctomecon humilis, R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper 
Specimen Notes The Nature Conservancy Arctomecon humilis study site. 


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

     Salsola paulsenii Litv.

Common Name(s): barbwire Russian thistle.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20657, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Salsola
                                        Species: Salsola paulsenii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04330s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02586s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03854s2.jpg 
specimen image: 05381s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14598 Atriplex torreyi      "Torrey's saltbush" same section
14594 Baccharis salicifolia      "sticky seep-willow" same section
14595 Baccharis salicina      "false willow" same section
14596 Galium multiflorum      "shrubby bedstraw" same section
14597 Prosopis odorata     same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mill Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2085 ft. S   Saddle Mountain 
Washington City Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. N 2845  Washington 
Washington (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. N 2795  Washington 
Washington Post Office (Post Office) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. NW 2786  Washington 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. N 2799  Washington 
Washington School (School) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. N 2894  Washington 
Shinob Kibe (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 3166  Washington Dome 
Bastion Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 2914  Harrisburg Junction 
Grapevine Pass Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1 mi. E   Harrisburg Junction 
Redlands RV Parks (Park) Washington County, UT 1 mi. W 2805  Washington 
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. E   Harrisburg Junction 
KCLG-AM (Washington) (Tower) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N 2992  Washington 
Pineview High School (School) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. W 2759  Saint George 
Nichols Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. S 2845  Washington Dome 
Green Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 2884  Washington 
Trinity Lutheran Church of Southern Utah (Church) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. W 2822  Saint George 
Valley View Trailer Park (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. W 2858  Saint George 
Washington Fields (Flat) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. S 2628  Saint George 
Washington Dome (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 3242  Washington Dome 
Saint George RV Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 2 mi. W 2868  Saint George 


Taxon Links for species Salsola paulsenii  Litv.

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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