Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05072 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Kochia americana S. Watson
D.M. Barnes   706  
   with R. Jolley
Coll. Date 18 May 2001 
United States
Utah County
Locality Goshen Valley, U.S. Highway 6, ca. 1.5 miles E of Goshen, S of the road;
     Elev.: 4523 ft. (1379 m.)
Habitat Notes moist, alkaline soils of salt playa; Atriplex community. 
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 39° 57'  25" N, 111° 52'  37" W
Township Range T10S, R1E, Sec. 7  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Kochia americana S. Wats.

     Kochia americana var. vestita S. Wats.
     Kochia vestita (S. Wats.) Rydb.

Common Name(s): green molly, green molly summercypress, greenmolly, greenmolly kochia, kochia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20694, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05072s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03942s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14133 Allenrolfea occidentalis      "iodinebush" 2446 ft. E
14132 Atriplex gardneri  var. falcata  2446 ft. E
05256 Cirsium arvense      "Canada thistle" 2490 ft. S
04729 Cleome serrulata      "Rocky Mountain beeplant" 1.1 mi. W
04730 Cordylanthus maritimus  var. canescens   "alkali bird's-beak" same section
02282 Elaeagnus angustifolia  var. angustifolia   "Russian olive" 1.1 mi. NE
04743 Haplopappus lanceolatus      "lanceleaf goldenweed" 1149 ft. N
05073 Hornungia procumbens      "low hutchinsia" same section
04731 Kochia americana     1149 ft. N
03942 Kochia americana     1.3 mi. NW
08127 Puccinellia parishii      "bog alkali grass" same section
03941 Salicornia utahensis     1.3 mi. NW
04734 Suaeda calceoliformis      "Pursh seepweed" 1149 ft. N
05071 Triglochin concinna      "slender arrowgrass" same section
05257 Viguiera ciliata      "rough goldeneye" 2490 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Warm Springs Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1 mi. S 4538  Santaquin 
Warm Springs (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. E 4656  Santaquin 
Goshen Post Office (Post Office) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. W 4551  Goshen 
Goshen (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. W 4547  Goshen 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. W 4554  Goshen 
Black Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. S   Santaquin 
Warm Springs Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. E 5463  Santaquin 
East Warm Creek Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 4541  Santaquin 
Goshen Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 4626  Goshen 
Little Valley (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. SE   Santaquin 
Lant (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. W 4551  Goshen 
Government Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. S   Santaquin 
City Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. W 4574  Goshen 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 3.3 mi. NE 4600  Santaquin 
Genola (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 3.3 mi. NE 4607  Santaquin 
Currant Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. NW   Mona 
Goshen Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. W 4587  Goshen 
Rocky Ridge (Populated Place) Juab County, UT 3.4 mi. SE 4977  Santaquin 
Townsend (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 3.6 mi. NE 4702  Santaquin 
Kimball Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.3 mi. W   Tintic Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Kochia americana  S. Watson

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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