Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00973 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Amsonia tomentosa Torr. & Frem.
Infraspecific    var. stenophylla Kearney & Peebles
Common name   woolly bluestar
J.G. Harris   2242  
Coll. Date 11 May 1990 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Desert, along Hwy 24, between I-70 and Temple Mountain Road.
     Elev.: 4789 ft. (1460 m.)
Habitat Notes sand desert shrub 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 38° 42'  28" N, 110° 30'  25" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
Specimen Notes [lvs lanceolate to linear, not ovate as in A. jonesii, J.A. Alexander, January 2010]. 


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

     Amsonia tomentosa var. stenophylla Kearney & Peebles

     Amsonia arenaria Standl.
     Amsonia eastwoodiana Rydb.

Common Name(s): woolly bluestar.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=182210, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Gentianales
                                Family: Apocynaceae
                                    Genus: Amsonia
                                        Species: Amsonia tomentosa
                                            Variety: Amsonia tomentosa var. stenophylla


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00973s4.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04760s5.jpg 
specimen image: 06404s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09474s5.jpg 
specimen image: 10952s5.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00974 Astragalus cymboides      "canoe milkvetch" same section
00975 Poliomintha incana      "frosted mint" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Lost Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 0.9 mi. W 4800  Old Woman Wash 
Lost Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 1.3 mi. W 4846  Old Woman Wash 
Old Woman Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. S   Temple Mountain 
Temple Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. S   Temple Mountain 
Temple Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. S 4803  Old Woman Wash 
Ernie Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Twin Knolls 
San Rafael Reef (Ridge) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. N 5601  Arsons Garden 
Mormon Tanks (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. W 5004  Old Woman Wash 
Crows Nest Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. E 4498  Crows Nest Spring 
San Rafael Desert (Plain) Emery County, UT 4 mi. SE 4639  Crows Nest Spring 
Straight Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.4 mi. NE   The Wickiup 


Taxon Links for species Amsonia tomentosa  Torr. & Frem.

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

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